Tennessee Williams Theatre Company Presents ONE ARM By Moisés Kaufman

Tennessee Williams Theatre Company Presents ONE ARM By Moisés KaufmanThe Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans returns to Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center for its annual offering for the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. One Arm follows Ollie Olsen, a young veteran who is mangled in a car accident and has to resort to desperate measures to get through his most desperate times. Set against the backdrop of the French Quarter in the 1930s and 40s, this is a darker look at the Crescent City than many of Williams' works.

Ollie is faced with a series of trials as he navigates sex work as a means of survival. The production is being staged at a timely moment as sex trafficking, exotic dance, and sex work are under scrutiny in the French Quarter.

"This is one of the juiciest pieces of theatre we've had the opportunity to work on," says director Augustin J Correro, "The screenplay was never produced because of the intense themes, but decades later we are excited to share this adaptation with our audience. It's brutally honest but so touching at times that you can't look away. Williams really understood the guts and glory of us human creatures."

The script has been expertly adapted by Moises Kaufman (who wrote The Laramie Project and has directed such works as Gross Indecency, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo with Robin Williams, the 33 Variations with Jane Fonda, and the recent Off-Broadway revival of Torch Song Trilogy). The playwright/adapter will be in attendance on Saturday March 24 to follow the performance of One Arm with A Conversation with Moises Kaufman, where he'll speak about his relationship to Williams, his love of New Orleans, and what he finds most interesting about the Big Easy.

The play stars Adler Hyatt, Bob Edes Jr., Rachel Whitman-Groves, Jackson Townsend, A.J. Golio, Nelson Gonzales, Christopher Robinson & David Williams. The design team includes Nick Shackleford, Lee Kyle, and Joey Sauthoff, & Diane Baas. Alex Smith directs fights.

ONE ARM by Moises KaufmanThe Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans www.twtheatrenola.com

Box Office: 504-264-2580

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Runs March 22-April 7, with shows at 8pm, except Sunday March 25 (6pm).
TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased online at: www.twtheatrenola.com or by calling (504)-264-2580$25 for General Admission and $20 for students and seniors. $40 for the Saturday, March 24 performance with a conversation with Moises Kaufman to follow.
More about TWTC and One Arm can be found at www.twtheatrenola.com or by calling (504)-264-2580

ABOUT THE Tennessee Williams THEATRE COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS (TWTC): The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans is a year-round professional theatre company committed to producing captivating, exciting, and moving plays with a major focus on the works of America's greatest playwright, Tennessee Williams. In the city which Williams called home and from which he drew abundant inspiration, The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans will engage our community and cultivate its relationship with Williams. We will accomplish this by mounting performances of well-known and rarely produced Williams plays, contributing to the scholarship of Williams and New Orleans, and educating our community onstage and off with unique and stimulating programming.

Photo Credit: James Kelley

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