Three exciting productions for under $100!
Spring members get priority access to these limited engagements before sales start for the general public, plus flexible exchanges and more perks!
Don’t miss a season of compelling theatre from Southern Rep, in residence at Loyola University Department of Theatre Arts & Dance.
Your spring subscription gets you reserved seats at the following three productions, plus a host of priority patron benefits – for just $99! Learn more.
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
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 her suddenly, it’s up to the two queens who live upstairs to offer consolation.
“Funny and moving” – New York Magazine
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
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By Danai Gurira
April 18 – May 6, 2018
Their lives set on a nightmarish detour by civil war, the captive wives of a Liberian rebel officer form a hardscrabble sisterhood. With the arrival of a new girl who can read, their possibilities are quickly transformed. Drawing on reserves of wit and compassion, these defiant survivors ask: When the fog of battle lifts, could a different destiny emerge? ECLIPSED offers a chilling, humanizing and surprisingly funny portrait of transformation and renewal. This gripping play unearths the wreckage of war and celebrates the women who navigate and survive the most hostile circumstances.
“ECLIPSED . . . shines with a compassion that makes us see beyond the suffering to the indomitable humanity of its characters.” – Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
“Riveting. . . . A gut-wrenching saga told with poignancy and wit.” – Marilyn Stasio, Variety
“Stirring and sobering, and funnier than you’d expect” – Washington City Paper
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ALL THE WAY
By Robert Schenkkan
Directed by Aimée Hayes
May 16 – June 3, 2018
November, 1963. An assassin’s bullet catapults Lyndon Baines Johnson into the presidency. A Shakespearean figure of towering ambition and appetite, this charismatic, conflicted Texan hurls himself into the passage of the Civil Rights Act – a tinderbox issue emblematic of a divided America – even as he campaigns for re-election in his own right and the recognition he so desperately wants. In Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Robert Schenkkan’s vivid dramatization of LBJ’s first year in the Oval Office, means versus ends plays out on the precipice of modern America.
“Action-packed, thoroughly gripping … jaw-dropping political drama” – Variety
“…In Mr. Schenkkan’s sharply outlined portrait, Johnson spouts down-home truths, Southern-fried parables and the occasional blue tale like a geyser gushing oil in his native Texas.” – Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
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