Theatre UNCA Stages Series of Tennessee Williams' Short Plays
Fri, 09/10/2010 - 4:29pm
Theatre UNCA kicks off its fall season with three one-act plays by Tennessee Williams, including "The Long Goodbye," "Hello From Bertha" and "The Lady of Larkspur Lotion" from September 23-25. These performances are the first 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. All shows are open to the public.
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. "The Long Goodbye" focuses on Joe, a frustrated writer, who is attempting to cope with his mother's death. "Hello From Bertha" follows the story of a deathly ill prostitute. Faced with eviction if she is unable to work, Bertha enlists the aid of her friend and fellow prostitute to help her write a letter seeking aid from her long lost love. Possible eviction is also a theme in "The Lady of Larkspur Lotion," which takes place in a cockroach-infested boarding house. Mrs. Hardwicke-Moore, a tenant of the boarding house who has not paid her rent, must face off with her scheming landlady.
The production is directed by UNC Asheville Associate Professor of Drama Laura Bond. The UNC Asheville student cast includes Aria Alamalhodaei, Caitlin Angermeyer, Sarah Felmet, Eric Frid, Kirby Gibson, Rachel Gordon, Chris Kugler, John Lewis, Bradley Mercier, Bridget Patterson, Will Storrs, Alex Veilleux and Mary Alice White.
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. Online tickets can be purchased one week prior to show.
For online tickets or more information, visit http://drama.unca.edu/theatre-unca, or contact UNC Asheville's Drama Department at 828.251.6610.