Aurora Theatre Company Presents The Eccentricities of a Nightingale by Tennessee Williams
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Featured review from Renee S.
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We thoroughly enjoyed this play and thought Alma was the outstanding actress, but strong cast throughout. We had not seen this Tennessee Williams play before, but the Southern eccentric characters were intriguing, the storyline was compelling, sets were appropriate, and they used the 3 sided stage well. The epilogue came as a surprise to us and generated lots of discussion. Highly recommend it as yet one more very enjoyable evening at the Aurora.
Quotes & Highlights
- "This is a warm, rich play full of that compassion and understanding and that simple poetry of the heart that is Mr. Williams at his shining, gentle best." --The New York Times
Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Tom Ross
Featuring Beth Wilmurt, Charles Dean, Marcia Pizzo and Thomas Gorrebeeck, along with Amy Crumpacker, Ryan Tasker, Leanne Borghesi and Beth Deitchman
Set shortly before World War I in Glorious Hill, Mississippi, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale is a story of irrepressible longing and rebellion.
Filled with all of the majestic themes, oversized characters, and gentle poetry that earned Williams his exalted position in American theater, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale was written in 1951 and debuted on Broadway in 1976 after being fine-tuned by Williams for 25 years; more than just a revision of his 1948 play Summer and Smoke, it became a radically different work of art.