SEPTEMBER 26 - 29, 2019


This show was presented Sept 22-25, 2016

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A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival - painting by Miguel Covarrubias (used with permission)

A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot

by Tennessee Williams
with "Welded" Act 2, Scene 2
by Eugene O'Neill


Grab a drink at the historic Governor Bradford and join two different kinds of "good-time girls" from Williams' perspective, and another from O'Neill's
directed by Fred Abrahamse

featuring puppetry by Marcel Meyer
and St. Louis raconteur Ben Watts


Cape Town, South Africa

Williams introduces us to two ageless good-time girls, out for a good time in a desolate East St. Louis juke joint.

O'Neill's understanding of a good-time girl was quite different -- this scene from "Welded," written in 1924, stands alone as a moving portrait of unexpected redemption when a footsore young streetwalker teaches an errant young husband how to get through life.

"An opportunity to see an artist experiment and expand ... [Parrot] effervescently embraces overstatement. Watching this 1957 comedy, one could imagine the author himself laughing heartily..."
- The New York Times, 1986

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