SUNDAY FEBRUARY 9 – 6PM – SOMETHING CLOUDY, SOMETHING CLEAR by Tennessee Williams â€“ It is the summer of 1940. August, a fledgling playwright, is rewriting the play intended for his Broadway debut in a blown away beach shack in Provincetown. He is distracted by his infatuation for Kip, a handsome Canadian dancer and draft dodger, who is visiting with a wealthy and protective young girl named Clare, reputedly his sister.
This much is clear. This movement heavy collaborative reimagining focuses on the cloudy, which is rarely given a proper platform. Something Cloudy, Something Clear is arguably Tennessee Williamsâ€™ most nostalgic and autobiographical work. August, a representation of Williams, is stuck in a timeless vortex between that summer in 1940 and his present in 1980. In the foreground, we have Augustâ€™s memory of that doomed summer long gone with the players all ripped from his vivid imagination. In the distance, we see the secret lives of these characters, trapped in a manâ€™s conscious plagued by guilt and regret. Redemption is the goal here in a broken record story looping onward for 40 years. With sensibility comes closure…Wind up the Victrola and let the story unfold.
DirectorÂ G.J. Dowding
Choreographer Zoe Bennett
Sound Designer Mabel Nash-Greenberg
Costume Designer Sylvianne Shurman
Cast: August-Tate Jorgensen, Kip-Cameron M. Burns, Clare-Emelia Benoit-Lavelle, Hazel-Lindsay Reuter, A Merchant Seaman/Maurice Fiddler-Joris de Graaf, Celeste Fiddler-Aimee Marcelle, Caroline Wales-Cameron M. Burns and Emelia Benoit-Lavelle, Bugsy-Brodsky-J.R. Yussuf, Actress-Cameron M. Burns, Emelia Benoit-Lavelle, Lindsay Reuter, Joris de Graaf, Aimee Marcelle and J.R. Yussuf
Suggested donation $10 at the door
Brief reception to follow the performance