“NOW THE CATS WITH JEWELLED CLAWS” BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS

Tennessee Williams wrote his absurdly acidic one-act “Now the Cats with Jewelled Claws” in the late 1960s, then revised it in 1981, not long before his death. Through the play, Williams reflects on loneliness, mortality, and how trivial the human existence can be. This one-act is set during the New York City after-Christmas sales in a ladies-who-lunch Manhattan restaurant with two society women and two gay bikers. Fragmented, funny, and sinister, it combines bitter comedy and decadent sexuality with an eccentric song-and-dance sequence, as well as stage directions for dialogue to be sung, though no music was written for it during Williams’ lifetime. Though it may seem jaded, the play contains the compassion Williams always had for the outcasts. Award-winning director Beau Bratcher (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Night of the Iguana, A Truckload of Ink) directs this staged reading starring members of the NOLA Project ensemble.

  SUN 3/26 2:30 PM

  Individual tickets to this event are available for $20

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