Culture Connect Featured Event
"Experimental theatre that moves the art forward and pushes audiences to think outside the standards." —Classical Voice of North Carolina
Following his 2011 staging of “A Streetcar Named Desire” for the Comedie Francaise in Paris, writer/director Lee Breuer, a founding co-artistic director of the New York-based experimental theater company Mabou Mines, goes the next step in his investigation of the work of Tennessee Williams. Following the French “guignol” tradition of taking realism to the breaking point of horror and hilarity, “Glass Guignol: The Brother and Sister Play” is an exploration/excavation of the multi-faceted fictional refractions arising from the writer's erotic, voyeuristic relationship with his sister, Rose Williams. This production uses “The Two-Character Play” as a frame, and constructs "the play within the play" with texts from other Williams works, including “Out Cry,” “The Glass Menagerie,” “A Cavalier for Milady,” and “Suddenly, Last Summer.” The first Connecticut performance of “Glass Guignol: The Brother and Sister Play” will feature Obie Award-winners Maude Mitchell and Greg Mehrten, as well as Jessica Weinstein '02 and Eamonn Farrell from Anonymous Ensemble, and Luly Santangelo. “Glass Guignol” is a Mabou Mines masterclass workshop production.