Already closed | 2h 15m | Soho/Tribeca

Tennessee Williams 1982

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Slow, Confusing, Absorbing, Clever

About the show

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company presents the premiere of two of Tennessee Williams' one-act plays: a poignant fable and a black comedy. More…

An evening of two lesser-known, one-act plays by Tennessee Williams, both completed the year before his death.

'A Recluse and His Guest' - A woman named Nevrika has walked all winter through the Midnight Forest to a fictional town in a mythical, cold, northern country.

'The Remarkable Rooming-House of Mme. Le Monde' - A black comedy steeped in the brutal and the fantastic. Using acutely direct, comic, and unflinching action, Williams gives us a theatrical preview of the world we live in now.

2h 15m | Already closed | Walkerspace Theater (Soho/Tribeca)

Member Reviews (3)

MEMBERS SAY:

Disappointing, Slow, Confusing, Absorbing, Clever
35
Avg Score

42
Confusing, Dated, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you are dying to see two mediocre Williams plays that may never see the light of day again. This overwrought production does them no favors.

Don't see it if if you're after classic Tennessee Williams done well. Or quite frankly if you're interested in a coherent night at the theatre.

5
Disappointing

See it if you want to have a bad time

Don't see it if you can

94
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Epic, Great staging

See it if You will love it...young and old

Don't see it if you don't like plays


March 4th, 2016
"Mr. Chivu makes a stronger case for 'Rooming-House' than for 'Recluse'...The performance [of 'Recluse'] feels superficial, and never finds a cohesive tone. It becomes a curiosity to sit through on the way to the second play, which is the evening’s real pleasure...It’s pointed, poignant, uproario...
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February 22nd, 2016
"These plays give any Williams fan plenty to think about. Each piece is a coherent, if bizarre, piece of work...Required viewing for Williams scholars and fans...The director, Cosmin Chivu, honors the tone of each piece and his cast does surprisingly well under the circumstances...Provides a powe...
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February 21st, 2016
"Director Cosmin Chivu is no stranger to lifting lesser-known Williams plays out of obscurity and not only dusting them off, but polishing them to a high gleam. Here, however, the effort falls short, and even the accomplished cast of experienced Equity actors seems befuddled by the text...Really,...
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March 2nd, 2016
"Both plays in this double bill are unified by their cynicism and their dark view of the world. While the plays may not be to everyone’s taste, the double casting of the two demonstrates remarkable versatility on the part of the talented cast, which is at times uneven...Cosmin Chivu’s production ...
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