SMALL CRAFT WARNING by Tennessee Williams
directed by Barnaby Edwards
Regeneration Theatre returns with a classic by a classic writer: SMALL CRAFT WARNING by Tennessee Williams Thursday – Saturday: November 1-3 at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m. Special showing, Monday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. Thursday – Saturday: November 8-10 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, November 10 & Sunday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m. Thirteenth Street Playhouse 50 West 13th street, NYC https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3609319 Regeneration – acclaimed for finding forgotten stage gems and giving them a new life – having taken on As Is, Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, and Kennedy’s Children – now brings Small Craft Warnings by Tennessee Williams back to the stage. An expansion of an earlier one-act play, Confessional, (not unlike Streetcar starting as Moony’s Kid), this play centers on a motley group of people gathered in a seedy coastal bar in Southern California. The guests read like a list of Williams’ favorite types: lusty Leona Dawson, an embittered middle-aged woman; her ne’er-do-well live-in lover Bill McCorkle; Doc, an alcoholic who lost his license to practice medicine (but still does); Violet, who has eyes for Bill regardless of Leona; Steve, a depressed middle-aged short order cook; two gay men – Quentin, a washed-up screenwriter, and Bobby, a young man Quentin picked up on the road… and Monk, the obligatory bartender running a place of refuge for the vulnerable and the lost. Williams himself said of this play: “It is the responsibility of the writer to put his experience as a being into work that refines it and elevates it, to make an audience feel the truth of that work.” One feels a bit of Williams in each character.
11/8/2018 at 7:00pm