By Kenneth Jones
18 Apr 2011
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
This year marks the centennial of the birth of Williams, known for Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire, among other plays.
According to the company, "In an unspecified theatre at an unspecified location, Felice and Clare relentlessly wait backstage for the curtain to go up on the opening performance of The Two Character Play. Abandoned by the rest of their acting company and faced with an uncertain audience, brother and sister carry on with the show despite their desolate condition."
Written in 1975, the work is billed as "an existential mediation of Williams' relationship to his own sister, and to their shared experience of the theatrical."
For tickets and information, visit www.classicstage.org or call (212) 352-3101, or visit the CSC box office at 136 East 13th Street, Monday through Friday noon to 6 PM.
Led by artistic director Brian Kulick and executive director Jessica R. Jenen, CSC "presents plays from the past that speak directly to the issues of today. As we return to works of the past, we endeavor to keep a clear eye on the future, particularly in terms of the next generation of artists and audiences."
CSC is currently presenting the world premiere of David Ives' new comedy The School for Lies, directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie, starring Hamish Linklater, Mamie Gummer, Alison Fraser and Jenn Gambatese.