Madame LeMondedirected by Davis Robinson
Beau Jest Moving TheaterBoston, Massachusetts USA
"...the loss of one fool makes room for another."
-- Madame LeMonde
The world premiere production of a savage comedy by Williams, written late in his life. Tea-time turns into torment, and desperation into absurd laughter. From Boston’s acclaimed Beau Jest Moving Theatre, celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year.
Set in a boarding house in London, a mysteriously paralyzed man named Mint moves around his attic by swinging from hooks as he prepares for tea with an old friend (played by Larry Coen who starred in last year's premiere of Dog Enchanted). A dark, disturbing tale with a sinister sense of humor, originally written to shock -- as part of an evening of Grand Guignol that was never produced. This memorable play is a must-see for anyone interested in the great playwright's experimental work.
For mature audiences only. Very adult themes and language.
Lisa Tucker as Madame LeMonde
Jordan Harrison as Mint
Larry Coen as Hall
Nick Ronan as Son
Costume design by Rafael Jaen
Set design by Deb Puhl and David Howe
Lighting design by Colin Deick and Megan Tracy
Sound design by Rew Tippen
Graphic design by Judy Gailen
Photography by Bill O'Connell
Two Shows Only! Sept 18-19
at the Charlestown Working theater