Set in New Orleans, the musings of Mother DuClos of "Thank You, Kind Spirit" thread their mysterious way through five tales of desperate people who struggle mightily with their suffocating existence. "Five by Tenn" reveals the powerful themes of hope and despair that resonate so powerfully in Williams' later work.
Turtle Shell founder and artistic director John W. Cooper, who will direct "FIVE BY TENN", believes these five plays foreshadow some of the great female characters in the Williams canon and that "this production will provide a window into the early development of one of our greatest American playwrights."
In an inventive staging of these Williams plays, each story unfolds in the mind of Mother DuClos, a spiritualist who may be a fraud or a believer, thus casting the at-times delusional behavior of the other characters into sharp relief.
Directed by John W. Cooper
Produced by John W. Cooper & Jeremy Handelman
Dramaturg - Scott McCrea
Assistant Director - Patrick Mills
Set Design - Ryan Scott
Lighting Design - Eric Larson
Costume Design - A. Christina Giannini
Sound Design - Roman Battaglia
Dialect Coach - Karla Nielson
With Emily Arrington, Kay Bailey, Christie Booker, *Susan Capra, *Natalie Carter, Christina Christman, Jovanka Ciares, Elizabeth Clark, Nina Covalesky, Michael Culhane, *Barbara Ann Davison, Leon Fallon, Chris Ford, *Joyce Feurring, Daniel Kipler, Grace Manzo, Trish Montoya, Sylvia Mincewicz, *Margaret O'Connor, Vincent Oppecker, Candice Palladino, Lennard Sillevis, *Rebecca Street
*Actor's Equity member
Equity Approved Showcase
Mon & Wed-Sat @ 8pm and Sun @ 3pm
Theater: Turtle Shell Theater
Address: 300 W. 43rd St.
New York, NY 10036
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