Vieux Carre by Tennessee Williams at King's Head Theatre
Vieux Carré , by Tennessee Williams, at the King's Head Theatre in Angel, north London, from 10 July to 4 Aug 2012.
Directed by Robert Chevara, designed by Nicolai Hart-Hansen, costumes by Jonathan Lipman.
Cast includes Samantha Coughlan, Nancy Crane, Eva Fontaine, Anna Kirke, Jack McMillan, Hildegard Neil, Paul Standell, David Whitworth, Tom Ross Williams.
About an aspiring young writer, and the bizarre, poignant and funny characters he encounters at a New Orleans boarding house. They include Mrs Wire, the young writer’s demented, manipulative landlady; Nightingale, an older, predatory, tubercular artist who refuses to accept his condition; Jane, a New Rochelle society girl dying of leukemia; her sexually ambiguous, drug-addicted lover Tye, who works as a bouncer in a strip club; Mary Maud and Miss Carrie, two eccentric elderly women who literally are starving to death; and a gay photographer with a passion for orgies.