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Five By Tenn: An Evening of Shorter Plays by Tennessee Williams
Friday, November 4, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - Saturday, November 12, 2016 @ 10:30 pm$20
The creator of such American stage classics as “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “Cat on a Hit Tin Roof,” and “The Glass Menagerie,” Williams also published over seventy one-act plays. Five by Tenn draws from a collection written between 1941 and 1958.
A New Orleans landlord tries to collect rent from a couple of delusional derelicts who believe to be a plantation owner and renowned artist in “The Lady of Larkspur Lotion.” “Portrait of a Madonna” tells the story of a former debutante fighting time, but losing the battle. “Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen” is a morning after story between a Man and a Woman longing for another chance at life and each other. “Something Unspoken” follows a Grande Dame’s attempt to stay relevant by becoming Regent of her local chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy. In “The Long Goodbye,” a young writer attempts to vacate the home of his youth, leaving behind only memories and ghosts.
Five by Tenn is directed by Trevor B. Cone and Bonnie Hewett, and features the talents of Malinda L. Beckham, Ralph Biancalana, Howard Block, Allen Dorris, Ananka Kohnitz, Jo Ann Levine, Carl Masterson, Melissa J. Mayo, Jeanette Sebesta, Todd Thigpen, and Holly Vogt Wilkison.
Performances of Five by Tenn will take place at the MATCH – Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main Street, November 4 – 12. A talkback with the cast and directors will take place immediately following the November 10 performance. For further information and tickets, visit www.dirtdogstheatre.org or www.matchouston.org/events/five-tenn.