Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company presents a rare mounting of Tennessee Williams' obscure 1967 drama, directed by Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Austin Pendleton. More…
Reality and fantasy are interwoven with terrifying power as two actors, brother and sister, find themselves deserted by their troupe in a "state theater of a state unknown." Faced (perhaps) by an audience expecting a performance, they enact 'The Two-Character Play,' an illusion within an illusion.
See it if you enjoy intelligent, complex material performed in an intimate setting.
Don't see it if you're easily--or even not so easily--confused, or prefer a traditional narrative structure.
See it if Just don't. Suffocatingly hot theatre, inaudible voices (Ms Glezos especially) & endless will/won't dialogue defy all expectations or reason
Don't see it if You're a Williams fan, seeking out his rarer works in a clear & understandable form, or if in the mood for escapism; there’s no escape here.
See it if You don't object to a no exit scenario with doomed characters. Or to long waits for information.
Don't see it if You object to the deliberate turning off of air conditioning - this theater gets hot. The actors drip with sweat.
See it if I can't think of any reason TO see it. Except 3 bad actors planted on set as immersive audience - funny, yet sad overthetop reactions aboun
Don't see it if You like good Tennessee Williams plays that are produced and acted well. If You don't like bad actors being planted on the set as audience.
See it if you're a Tennessee Williams completist and you're interested in this specific play.
Don't see it if insight on some admittedly difficult material. Despite committed actors, this production feels misguided at almost every turn.