By Carey Purcell
26 Sep 2013
Directed by Cosmin Chivu and starring avant-garde actors Mink Stole as Trinket and Penny Arcade as Celeste, the play is presented in a Provincetown hotel as a site-specific production through Sept. 29.
"The story takes place in The French Quarter of New Orleans on Christmas Eve in the 1940s where a chorus of misfits and freaks sing carols about life on the fringes of society," press notes state. "Once the best of friends, they are now locked in a bitter struggle to survive as Celeste threatens to reveal the secret Trinket entrusted to her unless she's paid big bucks."
"This is a role I have been prepping for practically my entire life," Stole said in a previous statement.
The play premiered in New York in 1966 as part of a two-play bill called Slapstick Tragedy.
The production features original music for Williams' lyrics composed by Jesse Selengut and performed live onstage with his New Orleans swing-style band Tin Pan.
After playing the Festival, The Mutilated will open in New York at The New Ohio Theatre Nov. 1.
The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival features a program of plays, dance, film and performance art organized around the theme Tennessee Williams and Women: 50% Illusion. The festival will share with audiences how the depiction of women in Williams' plays changed as women's roles were changing in society.
More information is available by visiting twptown.org.