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“The life & curious death of Tennessee Williams”
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A new play by Derek McLuckie
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A Glasgay! production developed with support of The Arches 14-18 Oct 2008, The Arches, Glasgow
Tennessee Williams - old, lonely, drink addled and drug addicted - has taken refuge in a suite in the Hotel ElysĂŠe.
A GLASGAY! PRODUCTION & WORLD PREMIERE A new play written and directed by Derek McLuckie
Tenn Viv Rose Mother/Father Chorus
GRANT SMEATON PAULINE GOLDSMITH RICHARD PEARS DEREK MCLUCKIE Edward McGurn, Craig Burns, Iain Bernacchi
PRODUCTION TEAM Author/Director Composer Set & Costume Design Lighting Design Technician Producer
Derek McLuckie Tom Murray Kirsten Hogg Phil Turner Ronnie Phipps Steven Thomson
Thanks to: Tom for sounds, Mikey's wizard fingers, Pavel for sanity, Jim Kerr. James Kelman, Andy Arnold, Steven and Alphonso @ Glasgay!, Jackie and L J @Arches, Mr. Ben, Panopticon, BBC Radio Scotland ArtscafĂŠ, Grant Connoll and the great Sally Latimer.
Wounded by the Broadway critics and mourning the death of his lover of fourteen years, he has become dependent on the care of paid companions: a group of handsome hustlers. Psycho-active drugs are taken in copious amounts to fend off ever present panic: amphetamines are injected to counter-act the effects of sedatives and sleeping pills. This is the hallucinatory world of Elysian Fields. Hotel rooms morph into cells where Tennessee must confront his worst fear; confinement and his ghost haunted past.
Like Lear I wander tempests under most unquiet self I'm a shaky schizophrenic I have lost my mental health I am looking for my sister She's a dead Cordelia girl She was named for the Roses She's a perfumed flower killed If you see her wont you tell her How I seek her in my self How I miss her how I grieve her How I lost my mental health If you see her wont you tell her Only she can guide me back to the garden of our childhood And the world before it cracked.
Programme for Glasgay! production by Derek McLuckie in 2008