Enchanted Director Helms Night of the Iguana at Hartford Stage, May 22-June 22

News   Enchanted Director Helms Night of the Iguana at Hartford Stage, May 22-June 22 The Hartford Stage concludes its 2002-2003 season with Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana. The work plays at the Connecticut stage May 22-June 22.

Hartford Stage artistic director Michael Wilson — who directed the Tony Award-nominated Enchanted April — helms the season-ender starring Alyssa Bresnahan, James Colby and Annalee Jefferies.

The Night of the Iguana centers on a former minister on the verge of a nervous breakdown and an artist who can redeem him.  Wilson reunites the leads of his 1998 staging of A Streetcar Named Desire for the work.  

Bresnahan (Necessary Targets), Colby (The Butterfly Collection) Jefferies (What Didn't Happen) head up a cast that includes Natalie Brown, Helmar Agustus Cooper, Curtis Billings, Bill Kux, Marta Reiman, Susan Fay, James Pritchett, Harry S. Murphy and Chandler Parker.  

The design team includes Jeff Cowie (set), John Gromada (sound), Howell Binkley (lighting) and Jess Goldstein (costume).

The Night of the Iguana debuted on Broadway in 1961 starring Bette Davis, Patrick O'Neal and Margaret Leighton — the latter actress took home the show's only Tony Award that year for her performance. Subsequent revivals would star Richard Chamberlain (1976), Jane Alexander (1988) and Cherry Jones (1996). Tickets for The Night of the Iguana at Hartford Stage, 50 Church Street in downtown Hartford, CT are available by calling (860) 527-5151. For more information, visit www.hartfordstage.org.