Lee Breuer, Basil Twist and Maude Mitchell Set for "Glass Guignol" Talk in Provincetown

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Obie Award-winning director Lee Breuer and puppeteer Basil Twist will give Provincetown, MA, audiences a look at their approach to Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie in September.

As previously reported, Breuer will stage scenes from The Glass Menagerie as part of the sixth annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival Sept. 22-25.

The one-night-only "Glass Guignol" event on Sept. 24 will feature members of Breuer's Mabou Mines troupe, including Maude Mitchell and Greg Mehrten, as well as choreographer Eamonn Farrell and stilt performer Jessica Weinstein. Jay Ansill will offer live musical accompaniment. It will begin at 7:30 PM.

According to the festival, "They will stage scenes from The Glass Menagerie through a series of 'what ifs' — What if Tennessee Williams' sister, Rose, could edit the play? What if Rose disagreed with her famous brother's version of the story? What if they were both drinking? What would we see onstage — if we didn’t change a single line?"

Breuer will also be joined by puppet designer Twist (The Addams Family, Peter and Wendy, Arias With a Twist), who collaborated on a Japanese-influence production of A Streetcar Named Desire at La Comédie-Française in Paris last winter.

Breuer and Twist will share images from their production, including scenes of "Blanche lost in a sinister Mardi Gras parade on her way to visit her sister, Stella flying down an invisible staircase to forgive Stanley, Blanche's hallucinatory rape in which Stanley becomes one of the Heath Ledger-like Jokers in a deck of shuffling cards." For more information and tickets visit TWPTown.org or call (866) 789-8366.

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