Wooster Group Will Dream Tennessee Williams' Vieux Carré in NYC

News   Wooster Group Will Dream Tennessee Williams' Vieux Carré in NYC New York's Wooster Group will investigate Tennessee Williams' dark memory play, Vieux Carré, in a new production to play the Baryshnikov Arts Center in February 2011.

Cast member Ari Fliakos
Cast member Ari Fliakos

Vieux Carré, Williams' penultimate Broadway work, ran only 17 performances at the St. James Theatre in 1977. The Wooster Group production will make its New York debut following international engagements earlier this season and a current Los Angeles run.

Elizabeth LeCompte will stage the production that will run Feb. 2-27, 2011, in the Jerome Robbins Theatre. An opening night has not been announced.

Appearing in Vieux Carré will be Ari Fliakos as The Writer, as well as Scott Shepherd, Kate Valk, Kaneza Schaal, Daniel Pettrow and Alan Boyd Kleinman on video.

The production has lighting by Tony Award winner Jennifer Tipton, video by Andrew Schneider, production design by Bozkurt Karasu and wardrobe by Enver Chakartash.

According to the Wooster Group, "In Vieux Carré, the young writer, as narrator, remembers his artistic and sexual awakening as a tenant of 722 Rue Toulouse in the French Quarter. Inhabitants of the house swirl up out of the writer’s mind as archetypal Williams characters, longing for release and haunted by thwarted dreams… the play is based on journals and a working script Williams wrote as early as the late 1930s, the time he resided at the house."

For tickets, phone (212) 868-4444 or visit BACNYC. The Baryshnikov Arts Center is located at 450 West 37th Street.

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