March 21 — April 1

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS DOUBLE BILL
Presented in partnership with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

Two rarely-seen works paired in a limited engagement!

March 21 – April 1, 2018

Performances: 7:30 PM (Sunday Matinees 3:00 PM)

Loyola University, Marquette Theatre

6363 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70118

Total Running Time: approximately 2 hrs 15 min (including one intermission)


AND TELL SAD STORIES OF THE DEATH OF QUEENS
Directed by Ricky Graham

AND TELL SAD STORIES OF THE DEATH OF QUEENS showcases barely contained desires and passions that erupt during a fateful Mardi Gras holiday. Candy, a successful drag queen, picks up a rough sailor and spoils him with money and attention. When he leaves suddenly, it’s up to the two queens who live upstairs to offer consolation.

“Funny and moving” – New York Magazine

Featuring Evan Spigelman, Garrett Prejean, Christopher Jennings, and Nathan Stevens

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Evan Spigelman

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Directed by Ricky Graham

This production contains mature themes & language

 

 

 

 

 

THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY
Directed by Austin Pendleton
In association with Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company

A brother-and-sister team of touring actors are abandoned in an isolated theatre by their troupe to face an unknown audience. Williams’ fugue of a play brilliantly intertwines fantasy and reality as the two enact an illusion within an illusion and come to face the darkest truths about themselves. Tennessee Williams called THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY his “most beautiful” play since A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. Irene Glezos (Big Easy nomination for her turn as “Lady” in ORPHEUS DESCENDING) returns to Southern Rep opposite Joseph W. Rodriguez.

“A raging conflagration” – New York Times

Featuring Irene Glezos and Joseph W. Rodriguez

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Irene Glezos in ORPHEUS DESCENDING (John B. Barrois photography)

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Director Austin Pendleton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE AS PART OF YOUR SPRING 2018 SUBSCRIPTION! Priority patrons enjoy numerous benefits, including the chance to buy additional guest tickets at a discounted price before sales open to the public! LEARN MORE.

Tickets for the 3/21 Preview Performance can also be purchased through the Krewe of Armeinius – support Armeinius and get preferred seating. Learn more.

Southern Rep In Conversation:

Ricky Graham & Evan Spigelman talk “AND TELL SAD STORIES OF THE DEATH OF QUEENS”

SPECIAL EVENTS
March 21   Preview Performance / Krewe of Armeinius Night
March 23   Opening Night Reception!
March 23   Lagniappe Performance Series - Pre-Show Drag Queen Performance (6:45 PM - free!)
March 24   Pre-Show Panel Discussion: "The Lesser-Known Works of Tennessee Williams" - 6:45 PM - free!
March 25   Post-Show Actor Talkback
March 29   Pay What You Can Night
March 30   Lagniappe Performance Series - Pre-Show Drag Performance - 6:45 PM - free!
March 31   Pre-Show Panel Discussion: "Growing Up Drag in New Orleans" - 6:45 PM - free!
Press
"Funny and moving"

—New York Magazine on "AND TELL SAD STORIES OF THE DEATH OF QUEENS"

"A raging conflagration"

—New York Times on "THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY"

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