Tennessee Williams Festival Special Preview w/ Live Readings from Actors Marcel Meyer & Everett Quinton

Join us September 10th @ 5pm for a

Tennessee Williams Festival Special Preview

Exclusively @ East End Books Ptown

w/ Live Readings from American & South African Actors

Marcel Meyer & Everett Quinton

Night of the Iguana & The Lady Aoi

 

This is a great opportunity to meet two great actors and get a live preview of Tennessee Williams Play , "The Night of the Iguana" and Yukio Mishima's Play, "The Lady Aoi!" 

 

The Night of the Iguana

by Tennessee Williams
DRAMA

South African and American artists stage Williams' vision of madness, endurance, and grace in a new production inspired by Japan's traditional Noh theater.

directed by Fred Abrahamse

featuring Gail Phaneuf, Marcel Meyer, and Everett Quinton

Abrahamse and Meyer Productions

Cape Town, South Africa

The earthy widow Maxine Faulk runs a hotel at the edge of a Mexican cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. On a rainy and turbulent night, the hotel becomes a sanctuary for the defrocked Reverend Shannon, terrorized by his loss of faith.

Shannon has rerouted and held hostage a tour group from a West Texas women's college. They're joined on the jungle cliff by a family of grotesque Nazi vacationers, an iguana tied by its throat under the veranda, and a self-described New England spinster whose 97-year-old grandfather is “the world’s oldest living and practicing poet.”

Considered among the finest of plays written by Williams, The Night of the Iguana is staged by director Fred Abrahamse. The production features Gail Phaneuf, South African stage star Marcel Meyer, and the iconic Everett Quinton, a longtime member of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company.

Abrahamse and Meyer Productions previously produced Hamlet and Sweet Bird of Youth at the Festival in 2017, as well as Desire Under the Elms in 2016, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore and The Day On Which a Man Dies in 2015, Mishima’s The Lady Aoi in 2014, and Kingdom of Earth in 2013.

The Lady Aoi

by Yukio Mishima
DRAMA — GHOST STORY

An apparition haunts a hospital bed in this modern version of an ancient Japanese Noh play. The highly acclaimed production from South Africa is performed with puppets, masks, and live actors.

directed by Fred Abrahamse

featuring Marcel Meyer and Justin Chevalier

Abrahamse and Meyer Productions

Cape Town, South Africa

In Mishima’s modern take on a 15th-century Noh play, an apparition haunts a woman in a hospital room while a mysterious nurse looks on. As body and spirit mix, violent thoughts turn erotic, and a deeper window opens onto a time of fierce beauty and lost love.

Five years after The Lady Aoi became a sleeper hit at the Festival, Abrahamse and Meyer are remounting their iconic production. “The major theme of The Lady Aoi is unrequited love,” says performer Marcel Meyer. “At some stage, almost everyone has been deeply in love with a person who isn't in love with them. All the pain and suffering that brings -- Mishima has beautifully distilled that essence in his sparse and poetic little play.”

Abrahamse and Meyer Productions previously produced Hamlet and Sweet Bird of Youth at the Festival in 2017, as well as Desire Under the Elms in 2016, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore and The Day On Which a Man Dies in 2015, Mishima’s The Lady Aoi in 2014, and Kingdom of Earth in 2013.

 

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
389 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657
The Night of the Iguana Cover Image
By Tennessee Williams, Doug Wright (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811218528
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - October 30th, 2009

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