SEPTEMBER 23 - 26, 2021

Menagerie of Angels at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

Menagerie of Angels


This is an opportunity to be part of the birth of a new performance piece at the intersection of time, space, and longing.
directed by Brenna Geffers


Philadelphia, PA


This show was presented Sept 28-29, 2018
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Menagerie of Angels is the response by director Brenna Geffers (who staged The Hairy Ape and Pericles) to the challenge, given by Curator David Kaplan, to create something unexpected for Festival audiences. Inspired by the Williams title Something Cloudy, Something Clear – and a quote from that play: "Life is all — it's just one time. It finally seems to all occur at one time."

The result is a braiding of ghost stories, where figures that might be out of Tennessee Williams’ dreams are stuck between life and death: waiting, eternally present, eternally alone, eternally expectant.

This new work by Philadelphia’s Die-Cast ensemble invites its audience to follow five tales that divert, lead astray, then weave together into an impossible love story. Audience members may follow the characters that interest them in the order that interests them. As characters overlap spatially, the audience can break off and follow different characters, or simply remain in one location and watch who passes through. As audiences roam, they become haunters themselves.

Menagerie of Angels is performed in the Wharf House at the Provincetown Marina – where time is a snapshot, a closed loop, and the space itself is a character.

Festival-goers will be the first to experience this site-specific piece from DieCast in residence in Provincetown, helping to write Menagerie of Angels’ second draft.

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