Mississippi Mud to Present VIEUX CARRE, 6/6-28
NYC based theatre company Mississippi Mud Productions announces an environmental space staging of Tennessee Williams' Vieux Carre in Hell's Kitchen. Tickets on sale online @ http://mudvieuxcarre.brownpapertickets.com - $18 General Admission, $15 Student/Senior.
Charles Black* (Simon in SEAGULL69 with Mississippi Mud, directed by Austin Pendleton, BURY THE DEAD, Directed by Geoffrey Owens at HB Playwrights Foundation) as The Writer, Jen Danby* (Sharon Tate in SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN, Marilyn Monroe in THE BLONDE BOMBSHELL PROJECT, Nina in SEAGULL69, all with the Mississippi Mud, dir. Austin Pendleton) as Jane, Annette Hunt* (IVANOV with Ethan Hawke at CSC, Paulina in SEAGULL69, both directed by Austin Pendleton) as Mrs. Wire, Andy McCutcheon* (Trigorin in SEAGULL69, Bubber Reeves in THE CHASE, dir. Rochelle Oliver HB Playwrights Foundation) as Tye, Daniel O'Shea (BOARDWALK EMPIRE, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, THE FAMILIA) as Nightingale, and with Andre Herzegovitch, Debra Khan-Bey, Joy Martin*, Byron O'Hanlon, Margaret Ritchie*, Andrew Weisell (NEUTRAL HERO, directed by Richard Maxwell). -- *Member of Actors Equity Association
"Tom's" Environmental Space at the
Alexander Technique Center for Performance and Development
330 West 38th St Suite 805
New York, NY
Show Dates and Times
Friday June 6, 13, 20 & 27 @8pm
Saturday June 7, 14, 21 & 28 @8pm
Sunday June 8, 15, 22 @7:30pm
Monday June 9, 16, 23 @7:30pm
Vieux Carre, first produced in 1977, tracks Tennessee WIlliams' earliest days in a New Orleans boarding house, with the feeling of film, candid, raw, a memory play. "VIEUX CARRE ranks with his finest, and surely his most candid works...a late new flowering of the author's genius." -NY Daily News
THE STORY The place is a rooming house in the French Quarter of New Orleans, the time the late Thirties. As narrated by The Writer, a young man recently arrived from St. Louis, the action is concerned with interlocking lives of the various residents: a tubercular, homosexual painter; a doomed girl, Jane, and her lover, Tye; two aging "ladies" living in near poverty; and the eccentric irrepressible landlady, Mrs. Wire, who veers from cruelty to sentiment in her treatment of her charges. Filled with evocative memories, and sharply etched portraits of its singular characters, the play centers first on The Writer, and his seduction by The Painter; and then probes into the fateful love of the Jane for her stud, Tye-she dying of leukemia, and he torn between his debt to her and his urge to escape the consequences of her condition. It is a play of echoes and remembrances, a series of engrossing scenes, sometimes brutally candid sometimes delicately poetic, which are woven together into a rich and revealing tapestry, glinting with theatricality and throbbing with the feel of life.