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White Horse Theater Company Presents
Small Craft Warnings
Friday, September 19, 2008 through Sunday, October 05, 2008

"It's A Pretty Fantastic Production--Go Check It Out!"-BroadwayWorld.com

Length: 2 hrs 15 mins
Intermission: Yes
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

Set in a seaside bar on the coast of Southern California in the early 1970s, "Small Craft Warnings" offers a glimpse into the lives of the “regulars” who inhabit the bar as refuge from the storm of life. Impassioned by the anniversary of her “angelic” brother’s death, Leona (a rowdy beautician) unleashes a fury of intolerance on her wayward drinking companions: a drunken ex-doctor who still practices illegally, an aging hustler, a homeless prostitute, and a spineless short-order cook. Monk the temperate and well-meaning barkeeper tries to keep the peace as two newcomers, a cynical homosexual and his young pick-up look on.

Often considered the best play of Williams’ ‘Later Period’, "Small Craft Warnings" blends the poetic realism of his early work with the stylized-theatricality of his later plays. Originally a one-act entitled "Confessional," Williams expanded the play into the full-length "Small Craft Warnings" in 1971 after learning of a successful production in Bar Harbour, Maine. "Small Craft Warnings" was a ray of hope for Williams, who had just emerged from a personal and professional nadir. It was his testament to human isolation and an honest plea for acceptance and understanding.

The play’s director Cyndy A. Marion was named one of nytheater.com’s PEOPLE OF THE YEAR FOR 2007. USA TODAY has called her “a budding young Shepard interpreter” and she was praised by The New York Times for “presenting a very good revival of The Late Henry Moss.” Ms. Marion’s directing credits with White Horse include: "In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel," "The Late Henry Moss," "Buried Child," "A Lie of The Mind," "States of Shock" and "True West". The sets will be designed by John C. Scheffler who designed an OBIE Award-wining set for "AC-DC" and won a Carbonell Award for his set design for "Violano Virtuoso".


More Kudos for SMALL CRAFT WARNINGS:

"All of the characters are, in fact, like drunken ghosts from Williams’ earlier plays or fragments from his life, and these actors inhabit their broken humanity with relish."
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"Director Cyndy A. Marion (who is developing a reputation as an interpreter of Williams' work), wisely keeps the play as a period piece, letting its universal themes of loneliness and unexpected tenderness shine through."
-broadwayworld.com

"You did a terrific job with SMALL CRAFT WARNINGS — the more that people like yourself take these TW plays seriously and produce them professionally, the more they will live and the more we’ll find out about them." --Thomas Keith, Editor-New Directions and Tennessee Williams Scholar.
 


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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.