Theatre UNCA Stages Series of Tennessee Williams' Short Plays
Fri, 10/15/2010 - 10:34am
Theatre UNCA continues its series of Tennessee Williams' one-act plays with "27 Wagons Full of Cotton," "Auto Da Fe" and "This Property is Condemned" from October 21-23. These performances are the second of a series of Williams' one-act plays to be staged throughout the fall semester. Performances will take place at UNC Asheville’s Carol Belk Theater. Curtain is 8 p.m.
Watch a brief trailer about the shows on You Tube.
Tennessee Williams was an American playwright best known for his Pulitzer-winning plays "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." He received a number of other awards during his career, including four New York Drama Critics' Circle awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. "27 Wagons Full of Cotton" focuses on a cotton gin owner who burns down the mill of his business rival. "Auto Da Fe" follows the story of a hypochondriac who lives with his frail and preachy mother in a boarding house. "This Property is Condemned," involves a young man and a girl who lives alone in a condemned house.
The production is directed by UNC Asheville Associate Professor of Drama Laura Bond. The UNC Asheville student cast includes Bobby Abrahamson, Jake Bowden, Garrett Funk, Cassidy Robbins, Katherine Lancaster, Hannah Roseman and Jacob Walas.
Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 UNC Asheville faculty/staff and $5 students. Tickets may be ordered online or by phone by calling 828/232-2291 between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. Tickets are also available at the box office one hour before curtain.
For online tickets or more information, visit the Theatre UNCA Web site, or contact UNC Asheville's Drama Department at 828.251.6610.