Rainbow Theatre Project To Present Tennessee Williams' CLOTHES FOR A SUMMER HOTEL

Rainbow Theatre Project To Present Tennessee Williams' CLOTHES FOR A SUMMER HOTEL

Rainbow Theatre Project continues their sixth season with Tennessee Williams' Clothes for a Summer Hotel. Performances will begin April 4, 2019 and run through April 28, 2019 at the District of Columbia Arts Center.

Clothes for a Summer Hotel is Tennessee Williams' evocative "ghost play" about the tumultuous marriage and creative lives of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald. The play fuses the past and the present in a theatrical tour-de-force as Zelda and Scott re-visit their youth and the ghosts of characters (including Ernest Hemingway) who helped shape their existence.

A haunting poetic memory play about the tortured final days of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. The play begins outside the North Carolina asylum where Zelda Fitzgerald is receiving treatment for her mental disorder. Visiting her is her husband Scott, now reduced to hack writing in Hollywood and trying desperately to control his drinking. Their meeting is deeply disturbing, and Scott realizes that Zelda will never recover, the action shifts to a series of flashbacks which illuminate the causes of their sad plight.

The show will be directed by Greg Stevens and will feature Sara Barker (Zelda Fitzgerald), Erin Gallalee (Hadley Hemingway, Becky, Boo Boo), Matty Griffiths (Ernest Hemingway), Aidan Hughes (F. Scott Fitzgerald), Mary May (Sara Murphy, Sister Two), Barbara Papendorp (Mrs. Campbell, Sister One, Nurse), Seth Rosenke (Gerald Murphy, Dr. Zeller), and Brian J Shaw (Edouard, Intern).

Tennessee Williams (Playwright, 1914-1983), a dramatist and fiction writer, was one of America's major mid-twentieth-century playwrights. He is best known for his powerful plays, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, and Cat on a Hot Roof.

GREG STEVENS (Director) is a Helen Hayes Award nominee and has directed, designed, built, or painted sets or costumes for 150 shows. For Rainbow Theatre Project: Kingdom of Earth (director), Suddenly Last Summer (director), Get Used to It! (set/costumes), The Oldest Profession (set/costumes). For WSC Avant Bard: Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight (set), Lulu (costumes); For Helen Hayes Award-winning Factory 449 (company member): Lela & Co. (HH nomination, outstanding production, set), Closet Land (set), The Amish Project (HH nomination, set), The Saint Plays (set/costumes), and 4.48 Psychosis (set). For The In Series: The Cole Porter Project (co-author/co-direct, design), Latino Music Fever (direct/design), Debussy Tribute (direct/design), La Clemenza di Tito (set), Viva Zarzuela (set/costumes), Noel and Cole (set/costumes), Carmen (costumes), and The Magic Flute (costumes). For Actors' Theatre of Washington: The Owl and the Pussycat (set), Vampire Lesbians of Sodom (set/costumes), Boston Marriage (set), and Les Liasions Dangeureuses (set/costumes). As founding company designer for Diversionary Theatre (San Diego's LGBT theatre company): sets for The Busy World is Hushed, Happy Endings are Extra, Untold Decades, Stage Blood, Life of the Party, Lunch, and Dessert. Greg earned his B.A. in Theatre from San Diego State University and a M.A.T. in Museum Education from GWU.

Clothes for a Summer Hotel is Tennessee Williams' evocative "ghost play" about the tumultuous marriage and creative lives of Zelda & Scott Fitzgerald. The play fuses the past and the present in a theatrical tour- de-force as Zelda and Scott re-visit their youth and the ghosts of characters (including Ernest Hemingway) who helped shape their existence.

Clothes for a Summer Hotel will run from April 4 - 28, 2019 at the District of Columbia Arts Center. Tickets are general admission and can be purchased for $35. For tickets please visit: http://www.rainbowtheatreproject.org/tickets.html


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