Regeneration Theatre presents this rarely seen 1972 Tennessee Williams play, an intensely personal piece that features lost souls with nowhere else to go but the bar in which they find themselves night after night. More…
The system has let them down and so they rely on the kindness of each other. That kindness often turns into petty and passionate squabbles with some occasional violence.
See it if you love TW. While not his best, SCW has gd moments. Ea damaged character gives a monologue...a clunky, theatrical device. Very little plot.
Don't see it if you get bored by bad behavior. Violet jerks off 2 men. Uneven acting: Leona seems sober. Monk's voice booms. Doc flounders. Bill's not beefy
See it if Tenn Williams,What more is there to say Intimate space.Nice set. Tidbit: Williams once played the role of the Doc.
Don't see it if Beware: many monologues Birth of the play was orig called "Confession" Avoid 1st row right aisle seats. Maybe dated a bit.
See it if you’d like to see a very capable production of one of Tennessee Williams’ most engaging later plays.
Don't see it if you don't like plays staged in intimate relation to the audience, or plays with lots of words, or have trouble following lots of characters.
See it if You want to see one of Williams less-produced plays wonderfully enacted by a good cast bringing to life a time of his own experience.
Don't see it if you don't like plays with tension throughout - every character here brings his/her problems to the fore, including monologues.
See it if Barflies gather and confess in this later and lesser Tennessee Williams. Eight character studies. Monologue heavy.
Don't see it if Disruptive monologue breaks by all, shortchanging the dramatic tension. For completists. Nice large set, but adds to tight quarters.
See it if TW’s lyrical poetic prose threaded into a story interspersed by monologs of lost souls who hang out in a beach bar in the low-rent district.
Don't see it if You dislike cramped seating in a musty theatre, or are bothered by troubled people propping each other up and seeking solace in alcohol.
See it if you love TW, this is a must--it doesn't come around often. It depicts a bunch of sad characters, all self-imprisoned, but aren't we all?
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with gay/sexual themes and excessive alcohol consumption. If you are depressed, this is not for you.
See it if enjoy Williams' style (whether early-on or in later yrs). This one's slightly different, w/A LOT of scene-pauses for all the monologues.
Don't see it if want something lite & fluffy. This is an edgy, heavy-handed character-study of 8 flawed individuals looking for love & acceptance. Surprise.
See it if You love everything TW wrote. You want to enjoy being depressed for a couple hours, but in the best kind of way.
Don't see it if You can't stand yelling. There's a lot of it.
See it if you're a fan of T. Williams & want to see 1 of his rarely performed plays. The dialogue is well-written and believable.
Don't see it if you dislike plays about marginalized people;will have difficulty w/ sex scenes & graphic language; prefer action to character-driven plays
See it if This kept me fascinated the entire time, partly because there are so many characters (all colorful) but mainly because of the writing
Don't see it if You can't take a play where every line is at least meant to be profound & characters spill their psyches as easily as they knock back beer.
See it if You are a fan of TW,intimate theatre,great acting representing misfit,dysfunctional characters who have not troubled past but unknown future
Don't see it if You have trouble with homophobia, referral of sexual acts, foul language, seeing bar patrons as flawed characters fighting their own demons
See it if you wish to see a rarely revived play by Tennessee Williams, who felt freer in 1972 to tackle gay themes & the lives of feckless alcoholics
Don't see it if you expect a linear narrative; you're prudish; you'd hate the ramblings of angry alcoholics; if you prefer uplifting themes or happy endings
See it if I saw the original production of this play and this revival is much more entertaining. Two performances especially stood out as incredibly
Don't see it if Very small theatre. One of Williams very truthful but more pedestrian plays. Some herbal cigarette smoking involved.
See it if It's a clever character study of 8 people fighting their own demons. It has smart writing, confessional moments, and a good set.
Don't see it if It's very of its times; the attitudes about LGBT people haven't aged well and those about women only slightly better. Uneven acting, as well
See it if you want to see dysfunctional characters very well acted.
Don't see it if you do not enjoy a play with characters that are neurotic and suffer depression.
See it if you want to see a lesser known play by one of the greatest American playwrights.
Don't see it if you do not want to see a play that deals with lost souls.
See it if you're not above laughing at Williams' absurdities then getting choked up by an emotionally raw monologue. This play's a carnival of drunks.
Don't see it if you're unfamiliar with "The Glass Menagerie," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" or "A Streetcar Named Desire." This is a deeper track, so to speak.
Also Memorable Line: "I wish my heart could vomit."
See it if you like good writing and want to see one of Tennessee Williams’s later works
Don't see it if you don’t like monologues, because every character has one.
See it if for one of the playwright's later, lesser seen works, about a cast of misfits who bare their souls in a small dingy California bar
Don't see it if you don't like the same old cocktail of misery ,loneliness, yearning and sadness , mixed with alcohol
See it if you like Tennessee Williams' plays where flawed characters interact in unexpected ways showing fragility, resilience and empathy.
Don't see it if you dislike plays about outcasts and losers.