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Associate Professor L. Zane Jones Directs Tennessee Williams' The Two-Character Play

Submitted by Sam Read on July 1, 2015 - 1:41pm
Sam Read & Robin Jones in 'The Two-Character Play' by Tennessee Williams
Sam Read & Robin Jones in 'The Two-Character Play' by Tennessee Williams (Photo: Mike Hipple)

After directing a successful run of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire in January of this year, Associate Professor L. Zane Jones and her newly formed Civic Rep theatre company are tackling one of Williams' lesser known and more experimental works, The Two-Character Play, for their second production.

In addition to Jones, this production involves several other members of the UW Drama family, including actor Sam Read (Director of External Relations at the School of Drama), lighting designer Thorn Michaels (current MFA design student), costume designer Melinda Hare (MFA '15), and sound designer Andy Swan (BA '15).

Williams considered The Two-Character Play his "...most beautiful play since Streetcar." Set in a theatre, the darkly comic story follows the journey of Clare and Felice, sibling actors with a questionable grasp on reality. On the day of a performance, they find themselves abandoned by their theatre troupe and forced to perform in front of a hostile audience.  As they get lost in the performance, they begin to rewrite the script in an attempt to face their demons and make sense of their lives. 

The Two-Character Play is in previews July 8-9. The show runs July 10 - August 1. Performances are Thursday - Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm at New City Theater (1404 8th Ave,  Seattle WA 98122).

More info at the Civic Rep website.