Tennessee Williams’ "I Never Get Dressed Till After Dark On Sundays"

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Tennessee Williams’ "I Never Get Dressed Till After Dark On Sundays"
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The NOLA Project says
"A play's not stopped by a curtain, I mean if it's a true thing it continues after the curtain the way life does after sleep."

Pratfalls, shame and terror mix into this nightmare of a rehearsal in which the actors complain to their Southern playwright about his florid language. In his one-act play, Williams unmasks a distressed relationship, and the creation of a story, by moving the audience between two fights: The director, playwright and stage manager's arguments over the development of a script and the painful attacks of a couple in a seemingly-doomed relationship. Just as the borders between comedy and tragedy drop, so do the borders between performance and reality.

In an early investigation of what would eventually become the full-length work, “Vieux Carre”, we have yet another clever art-imitating-life example from the master, Tennessee Williams.

Award-winning director Beau Bratcher (“A Truckload of Ink”, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”) directs this staged reading featuring some of the city’s finest actors:
• A.J. Allegra*
• James Bartelle*
• Natalie Boyd*
• Ricky Graham
• Kayln Hepting
• Kaitlyn McQuin
• Kristin Witterschein*
• James Yeargain*

* = NOLA Project company member

This special one-night-only collaboration between The NOLA Project and The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, set in the Hotel Monteleone’s beautiful Queen Anne Ballroom, is an event no theatre lover will want to miss!
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By: The NOLA Project

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