Pulitzer Prize-winner Beth Henley and Tony-winner John Guare plus noted playwrights Marcus Gardley, Rebecca Gilman, David Grimm and Elizabeth Egloff were commissioned by The Acting Company to adapt six Tennessee Williams short stories into a compelling evening of theater. Desire is the result and Michael Wilson, who recently directed The Trip to Bountiful and The Best Man on Broadway, directed what is an important contribution to the theater. Desire featured Acting Company alums Megan Bartle, Liv Rooth, John Skelley, Derek Smith and Yaegel T. Welch as well as Kristen Adele, Juliet Brett, Brian Cross and Mickey Theis.
The Resemblance Between a Violin Case and a Coffin
By Beth Henley, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Crimes of the Heart and, most recently, Abundance.
The Field of Blue Children
By Rebecca Gilman, Pulitzer and Olivier Awards nominee and who is best known for Spinning into Butter, Boy Gets Girl and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.
By Elizabeth Egloff, whose plays include Ether Dome, The Swan, and Peter Pan and Wendy.
By David Grimm, known for The Miracle at Naples, Measure for Pleasure and Tales from Red Vienna.
Desire Quenched By Touch
By Marcus Gardley, a PEN/Laura Pels Awardee, is recognized for his poetry and plays such as ...And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi, The Box: A Black Comedy, and Every Tongue Confess.
You Lied to Me About Centralia
By John Guare, Tony and Olivier-Award winning playwright, who has written extensively for the theater including The House of Blue Leaves and Six Degrees of Separation.
Scenic/Projection Design: Jeff Cowie
Costume Design: David C. Woolard
Lighting Design: Russell H. Champa
Original Music/Sound Design: John Gromada
Production Photos by Carol Rosegg and Heidi Bohnenkamp.
Appearing in photos: Juliet Brett, Kristen Adele, Mickey Theis, Brian Cross, Liv Rooth, Derek Smith, Megan Bartle, Yaegel T. Welch, John Skelley.
Sept. 2-Oct. 10 at 59E59 Theaters