Willow Cabin Theatre will stage an evening of two one-act plays by Tennesee Williams, Confessional and The Mutilated, Feb. 20-Mar. 22. The official opening night for the plays, collectively known as "Tennessee Williams' Rootless Beauties," is set for Mar. 2.
Edward Berkeley, the theatre's co-founder and artistic director, is the director of both plays.
The cast includes John Billeci, Lee Coleman, Fiona Davis, Kenneth Favre, Ken Forman, Joshua Harto, Ryan S. Hull, Larry Gleason, Tasha Lawrence, Angela Nevard, Joel Van Liew, Maria Radman, Jonathan Sea and Erin Walls.
In Confessional, which was later rewritten and staged in 1972 as Small Craft Warnings, the regulars of a bar confess their "temporary arrangements" -- i.e. their means of survival in a cruel world. One of the characters is a jaded writer who has picked up a boy from Iowa (shades of Williams and his own relationships).
The Mutilated, which is set in New Orleans at Christmas, concerns two women -- one ravaged by illness, the other by selfishness -- who spurn each other and then find love. Performances are Mon. and Wed.-Sat.at 8 PM (Mar. 2 opening night curtain is at 7 PM) and Sat. and Sun. at 3 PM (no matinees Mar. 7 and 14). Performances are at the Judith Anderson Theatre, 422 W. 42nd St. For tickets, $15 ($50 opening night), call (212) 886-1889.
-- By Rebecca Paller