Event Information
White Horse Theater Company Presents
In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel
Friday, February 02, 2007 through Sunday, February 18, 2007

The White Horse Theater Company Revives Rare Work by Tennessee Williams

Length: 1 hr 50 mins
Intermission: Yes
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

Written in 1968, during an experimental phase in Mr. Williams’ career, In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel depicts the tragic demise of a famous American painter and his desperate wife. Set in a Tokyo hotel bar, the piece juxtaposes a deeply personal American experience against the cultural backdrop of an exotic and distinctly foreign Japan. Known for poetically realistic portraits of lost American souls in such plays as The Glass Menagerie and the Pulitzer-prize winning A Streetcar Named Desire, the playwright’s In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel shocked audiences with its innovative use of language, stark minimalism, brashness of character and multi-layered symbolism.

Seemingly a play before its time, In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel has been rarely produced since its premiere production at The Eastside Playhouse in NYC in 1969. According to critic Allean Hale, In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel was “the courageous experiment of a writer who was not afraid to take risks…No doubt some day, somewhere, some producer will meet its challenge.” The White Horse Theater Company intends to do just that.

How many people in your party need a wheel chair seat?

This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.