George Brown Theatre School
April 10 – 21, 2012
Val, a young man with a guitar, a snakeskin jacket, and undeniable animal-erotic energy, drifts into a dry-goods store where he meets Lady, a middle-aged woman whose elderly husband is dying. America’s master playwright, Tennessee Williams, sets the ancient Greek legend of Orpheus in his beloved American South of the fifties, a place of desire, sexual repression, and racism. With his signature rich imagery and lyrical language, Williams took 17 years to craft this explosive drama where passion and violence lurk just beneath the surface until the play’s shocking conclusion.