White Horse Theater to Present I CAN'T IMAGINE TOMORROW, 1/30-31
Later this month on January 30 and 31 in the Great Hall of the historic Players Club on Gramercy Park (16 Gramercy Park South), the White Horse Theater Company will present a intimate site-specific production of the rarely produced Tennessee Williams one-act I Can't Imagine Tomorrow. Written during Williams' experimental later period and departing from the highly articulate poetic language of his well-known earlier works, I Can't Imagine Tomorrow employs silence and fragmented discourse in order to express the themes of human dependence, fear, and loss that Williams was grappling with during the 1960s.
The 1/31 performance will be followed by a special panel discussion with renowned Tennessee Williams scholars Dr. Annette J. Saddik and Thomas Keith.
Directed by White Horse Theater Company's Producing Artistic Director Cyndy A. Marion, in I Can't Imagine Tomorrow, characters "One" and "Two" are the only friends of one-another. They carry out the same evening ritual of card playing and watching the news on TV in an effort to avoid any real confrontation. "One's" physical deterioration and approaching death forces her to prepare for the inevitable. "Two" resists this change and his consuming fear of losing "One" leads to an emotional breakdown.
The production will star Nancy Wolfe (best known for her star turn as the psychotic Susan Atkins in the 1976 TV special Helter Skelter) as "One" and Joseph Cassese (Penny Marshall's Riding In Cars With Boys) as "Two." The creative team includes Debra Leigh Siegel (Lighting Designer), David B. Thompson (Costume Designer), Vanessa R. Bombardieri (Dramaturg), Brooke Harbaugh (Assistant Director) and Joe Gianono (Composer/Arranger).
I Can't Imagine Tomorrow will run at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) with performances on Thursday, 1/30 at 8pm and Friday, 1/31 at 8pm (followed by panel discussion). A limited number of tickets are available, priced at $18 and can be purchased online at www.SmartTix.com or by phone at 212-868-4444.
Founded in 2003, WHITE HORSE THEATER COMPANY is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to producing and developing American plays. They seek to investigate and celebrate American culture by re-examining American classics and nurturing new American voices. They aim to shed new light on seldom-produced works or revitalize masterworks making their productions accessible to both the general public and a scholarly audience. www.whitehorsetheater.com.