February 9th, 2019
The Electric Lodge
The “White Album,” One-Act Series is an acknowledgment of those early seminal playwrights whose work changed the face of the American Theatre. Each staged-reading performance includes a post-show talk-back. _______________________________________________________________________________ CLARA by Arthur Miller: "Clara" is a dark work about the investigation of a young woman's murder. In the investigation, the woman's father's memory fails him. He can not recall the name of the convict that his daughter was seeing. His daughter's ghost haunts his memory during the interviews of investigators as he explores the past amid insinuations and tangents. Featuring: Alexandra Hellquist, Omete Anassi, Bert Emmett, and Matt Orduna _______________________________________________________________________________ HELLO FROM BERTHA by Tennessee Williams: Bertha is a prostitute on the verge of being evicted from a low-class bordello. In a series of delusions, she revisits her past loves while slipping toward disease and death. Featuring: Veralyn Jones, Tamarra Graham, and Joyce Guy _______________________________________________________________________________
ARTHUR MILLER: Arthur Asher Miller was an American playwright, essayist, and a major figure in the twentieth-century American theater. Among his most popular plays are All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible and A View from the Bridge. He wrote several screenplays and was most noted for his work on The Misfits.
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III was an American playwright. Along with contemporaries Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller, he is considered among the three foremost playwrights of 20th-century American drama. After years of obscurity, at age 33 he became suddenly famous with the success of The Glass Menagerie (1944) in New York City. This play closely reflected his own unhappy family background. It was the first of a string of successes, including A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), and Sweet Bird of Youth (1959).