|The Night of the Iguana - Opens Sept. 17|
Directed by Yaga Brady
Sept 17,18,19,23,24,25,26,30; Oct 1,2,3 2010
Set against the lush and steamy background of sub-tropical Mexico, this is the story of a conflicted defrocked minister and the women who fight for his body and soul. Reduced to working as a two-bit tour guide, besieged by inner demons, the man struggles to hang on to his dignity. A tale of lust, love, and redemption, told by the great American playmaster.
We open our eighty-second season with one of the most gripping and thought-provoking plays in American literature, Tennessee Williams’ The Night of the Iguana. This classic tale of lust, love, and redemption set against the lush and steamy background of sub-tropical Mexico, relates the trials of a conflicted ex-minister, and the women who fight for his body and soul. The entire action takes place over the course of a single night in September of 1940, within the confines of a hilltop hotel – which has seen better days - located on Mexico’s Pacific coast. This setting is the backdrop for a collection of visitors, the first of whom, Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon, ex-clergyman, now reduced to a two-bit tour guide through exotic locales, literally crashes in, all of his inner demons and emotional turmoil in tow. Thus the free-for-all commences.