Ophelia's Jump Celebrates Tennessee Williams
Ophelia's Jump Productions presents And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens (and other tales), a stunning collection of rarely produced one act plays by Tennessee Williams. The production will be performed at the Ophelia's Jump Studio, located at 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H, in Upland, from May 18 - June 9, 2018. A preview performances will be held on May 17.
About And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens (and other tales):
The greatest playwright of the American South, Tennessee Williams used his talent throughout his life to create brief plays exploring many of the themes that dominated his best-known works. From the indefatigable, witty and tough drag queens of And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens... to the disheartened poet Mister Paradise, these are tales of isolated figures struggling against a cruel world, who refuse to lose sight of their dreams.
"Deaths of Queens" as we call it, is an evening of theatre featuring 6 one-acts that explore the eternal conflict between the creative/chaotic and the orderly/pragmatic. A common theme in Tennessee Williams's works, these short pieces are populated by characters who follow their dreams, passions, and internal voices to funny, absurd, poignant, and sometimes tragic extremes. Several of the pieces are self-referential as the artist, Tennessee Williams, wrote to expiate and understand the devils and muses in his own life.
OJP Theatre for Good
Ophelia's Jump's THEATRE FOR GOOD program seeks to partner with local non-profits to help them raise funds. As part of this production, OJP THEATRE FOR GOOD will raise money to help Soroptimists International of Baldy View to empower women through grants for education and training. Donations will be collected at all performances. In addition, a portion of all tickets purchased for the June 2nd performance will go to the Soroptimists.
Title: And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens (and other tales) - by Tennessee Williams
Direction: Beatrice Casagran - Founding Artistic Director, Dexter Rogers - Artistic Company Member and Nicki Heskin - Artistic Company Member
Featuring: (in alphabetical order) Susan Bray, Dani Bustamante, Taylor Carlisle, Beatrice Casagran, Max Herzfeld, Vahan Okanayan, Christopher Sands and Alexander Walters,
Location: 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H, Upland (across from Last Name Brewing)
Run: Regular Run - May 18 to June 9, 2018 (Preview performance - May 17, 2018)
- Thu, May 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm PREVIEW PERFORMANCE
- Fri, May 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm
- Sat, May 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm
- Sun, May 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm Matinee
- Fri, May 25, 2018 at 8:00 pm
- Sat, May 26, 2018 at 8:00 pm
- Sun, May 27, 2018 at 4:00 pm Matinee
- Fri, June 1, 2018 at 8:00 pm
- Sat, June 2, 2018 at 8:00 pm
- Sun, June 3, 2018 at 4:00 pm Matinee
- Fri, June 8, 2018 at 8:00 pm
- Sat, June 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm
- Sat, June 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Ticket prices: All seats $28 ($25 for the preview performance)
Online ticketing available at opheliasjump.org
Please call 909-734-6565 for tickets and information on group discounts.
About Ophelia's Jump
Ophelia's Jump is a non-profit Performing Arts Theatre producing plays, staged readings, the Midsummer Shakespeare Festival in Claremont, and hosting youth & adult improv & acting classes. Ophelia's Jump Productions was founded by artists and educators who believe that the purpose of theatre is to create unending conversations, spark imagination, incite conscience, and elicit a visceral response. Ophelia's Jump aims to invigorate the creativity and intellect of the community by working with local emerging artists.
Ophelia's Jump is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
Additional information also available at opheliasjump.org