The Acting Company presents
DESIRE: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 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 forSpinning 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.
"We are all familiar with Tennessee Williams the dramatist, among the foremost playwrights America has produced. But like his idol, Anton Chekhov, Williams was also a prolific producer of short fiction. His “Collected Stories” runs more than 500 pages and spans nearly half a century of work, from 1928 to 1977. Now the Acting Company has put together an evening of short plays adapted from his stories, by a distinguished roster of American playwrights: Beth Henley, Rebecca Gilman, Elizabeth Egloff, David Grimm, Marcus Gardley and John Guare...."