Date(s) - August 15, 2018 - August 17, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Liberty Theatre McTavish Room
The Liberty Reader’s Theatre Presents:
1, 2, 3 with TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
August 15-17 and August 22-24, $15
An evening of Tennessee Williams, directed by Seneschal Incavo.
1. Big Daddy’s monologue from “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof” starring Bill Ham
2. “Something Unspoken” starring Susan Wentworth and Jacqueline Denton
“Something unspoken,” tells the story of an elder woman, Cornelia Scott, and her desire to be named president of a society club called the Daughters of the Confederation. She’s sitting at home making and getting calls from the salon where the voting is taking place. She’s being accompanied by her secretary, Grace Lancaster, a 40 year old woman who, in her relation with Cornelia, there’s always ‘something unspoken’, something that happened long ago and to which Grace always denies talking about despite Cornelia’s insistence. The feeling is that there was an awkward sexual scene between the two, and Cornelia gets attacks of angst about it now and then since her harassed companion won’t say what she felt. The issue is dropped, unresolved…
3. “27 Wagons Full of Cotton” starring Daric Moore, Bill Honl, Katrina Godderz
In ”27 Wagons,” the lazy, fragile, childlike Flora is married to Jake, an old lout who owns a cotton gin. When Jake burns down a neighbor’s competing gin, he warns Flora to say he never left the house that night. The neighbor, an outsider named Silva Vaccaro then shows up with 27 wagons full of cotton for ginning. Jake is delighted to have the business but Silva will have his revenge through the seduction of the innocent Flora. Flora is delicate and otherworldly, yet almost hysterically sensual. She senses the danger in Silva, but cannot help trying to attract him. She is frightened and fascinated. He is arrogantly contemptuous, stroking her gently and then turning vicious. The focus keeps shifting. Who is the seducer? Who is the victim? It is a riveting conception manipulated by a master.
All shows $15 performed in our McTavish Room. Donations to support The Reader’s Theatre are welcome at the performance.