The Night of Tennessee Williams

Time traveling is made possible with theatre’s production of The Night of Tennessee Williams.

With two one-act plays of Tennessee Williams most memorable creations The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire, the audience will surely be transported back to the 1900’s. The night will start off with The Glass Menagerie, an act known for its obscurity and brilliantness. 

Narrated by Tom, this story is about a guilt tripped journey he went through with his mentally fragile sister Laura and his controlling mother. Laura has trouble finding a man, so her mother sets out to find one for her. Tom then brings home a man named Jim who he intends to introduce to Laura in hopes of a partnership among them as well as to please his mother. After sharing a romantic dinner, slow dance, and ending with a kiss Laura finds out that Jim was to be wed soon which breaks her heart. After much tension around the house because of Laura’s hopeless love life. Tom decides to leave from all the stress his mother had caused him which creates great guilt about leaving his sister with his mother and how she was probably never able to have a life outside of taking care of their mother because of him.

After a brief intermission the second act will come to life with a showing of A Streetcar Named Desire.

Blanche DuBois, an English teacher, decides to move to live with her sister and brother-in-law, Stella and Stanley Kowalski, in New Orleans; the only problem is that she and Stanley don’t get along. After many altercations with one another you soon begin to find out the real reasons for Blanches moving to New Orleans and the darks in her past that she has been hiding including bankruptcy. A romance blossoms between Blanche and a man named Mitch, one of Stanley’s best friends but soon relinquished after new light spreads on her past including a forbidden relationship. The ending will leave you in suspense and riveting for more information. Come watch Friday in the auditorium at 7:00pm for Wakelands first production of the year.