Vieux Carre: Tennessee Williams' Seldom-Staged Drama
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The last date listed for Vieux Carre was Friday June 20, 2014 / 7:30pm.
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From the pen of legendary playwright and Academy Award winner Horton Foote (Tender Mercies) comes… More
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Featured review from Gerty
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Terrific performance of a late, obscure William's play that should be much better known. It's a much better play than some of his more famous works and proves that he lost nothing at the end of his career. There's more heart and realistic emotion here because it's more honest, especially in its treatment of homosexuality, a theme he sometimes danced around unsuccessfully as in "Cat." Acting, direction, sets, music, and atmosphere were superb. "Vieux Carre" packs a wallop: powerful, poignant, and poetic. Thank you, Raven, for giving a great performance of a rarely performed masterpiece.
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This is a beautiful performance in every way. Although Williams' later works were unsuccessful in his lifetime, and had the reputation of being ethereal, episodic, and nontraditional, the Raven company has made this play completely accessible and...continued
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