THE ACTING COMPANY Presents
An Evening of Plays Based on Six Stories by Tennessee Williams
Scenic and Projection Design by JEFF COWIE, Costume Design by DAVID C. WOOLARD, Lighting Design by RUSSELL H. CHAMPA, Original Music/Sound Design by JOHN GROMADA
America's most lauded playwrights come together for a celebration of one of America's greatest wordsmiths. Adapted from Tennessee Williams' short stories, the plays of Desire are destined to be new classics for the 21st century. Depicting love and innocence, isolation and loss, these unforgettable tales serve as a reminder that great stories have the power to change our lives.
"THE ACTING COMPANY'S ...DESIRE IS CONSISTENTLY ENGROSSING AND OFTEN INGENIOUS."
"BREATHES WITH THE SAME FERVENT ROMANTICISM THAT MARKS [WILLIAMS'] PLAYS."
-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
"YOU CAN HEAR TENNESSEE WILLIAMS'S DRAMATIS PERSONAE ECHOING THROUGH THIS EVENING OF ONE-ACTS."
"EDGY AND OUT-THERE AND SATISFYING."
-New York Daily News
"A MUST FOR WILLIAMS FANS, DESIRE IS FILLED WITH SO MANY GRACE NOTES AND ACCOMPLISHED PERFORMANCES THAT IT SHOULD PROVE SATISFYING FOR ALL."
-Lighting and Sound America
"INSIGHTFUL, WRY AND DOESN'T FLINCH FROM RAW SEXUALITY... WILSON KEEPS THESE PLAYS MOVING SWIFTLY AND CONNECTS THEM IN SUBTLE WAYS."
The Resemblance Between a Violin Case and a Coffin
By Beth Henley, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Crimes of the Heart and, most recently, Abundance.
The Field of Blue Children
By Rebecca Gilman, Pulitzer and Olivier Awards nominee and who is best known for Spinning into Butter, Boy Gets Girl and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.
By Elizabeth Egloff, whose plays include Ether Dome, The Swan, and Peter Pan and Wendy.
By David Grimm, known for The Miracle at Naples, Measure for Pleasure and Tales from Red Vienna.
Desire Quenched by Touch
By Marcus Gardley, a PEN/Laura Pels Awardee, is recognized for his poetry and plays such as ...And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi, The Box: A Black Comedy, and Every Tongue Confess.
You Lied To Me About Centralia
By John Guare, who has written extensively for the theater including The House of Blue Leaves and Six Degrees of Separation. He has won two Pulitzer Prizes, four Tony Awards and an Academy Award.