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The Night Of The Iguana

By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Eddie Kurtz

July 14 - August 12, 2006

In 1940s Mexico, an ex-minister, Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon, has been locked out of his church after characterizing the Occidental image of God as a "senile delinquent", during one of his sermons. Shannon is not de-frocked, but institutionalized for a "nervous breakdown".

Some time after his release, Rev. Shannon obtains employment as a tour guide for a second-rate travel agency. Shortly before the opening of the play, Shannon is accused of having committed statutory rape of a sixteen-year old girl, named Charlotte Goodall, who is accompanying his current group of tourists.

As the curtain rises, Shannon is arriving with a group of women at a cheap hotel on the coast of Mexico that had been managed by his friends Fred and Maxine Faulk. The former has recently died, and Maxine Faulk has assumed sole responsibility for managing the establishment.


Cast

Laura Jane Bailey .............................. Maxine

Margery Bailey .................................. Hannah

Jeff Bell ............................................ Shannon

Richard Dorn ..................................... Jake, German tourist

Virginia Handley ................................ Miss Fellows, German tourist

 

Production

Director .......................................... Eddie Kurtz

Set Design ...................................... Rose Anne Raphael


 

Thank You

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley is delighted to acknowledge the Berkeley Civic Arts Program and Civic Arts Commission's support in the form of a grant of $5,200.00 awarded in 2016. This will enable us to continue to provide free or low cost opportunities for community members to participate in the life changing activities of theater arts.

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