SEPTEMBER 26 - 29, 2019

The Angel in the Alcove at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

The Angel in the Alcove

by Tennessee Williams

A former boarding-house tenant recalls his strange company in this gritty elegy adapted from a Williams short story.
directed by Anthoullis Demosthenous

Poreia Theatre Group



Friday Sept 27, 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Friday Sept 27, 9:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Saturday Sept 28, 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Saturday Sept 28, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Sunday Sept 29, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Sunday Sept 29, 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
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This theatrical take on a 1943 Williams short story is set in a rooming house on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. In the hallways, a young artist collides with eccentric tenants, a heroic widow, and a paranoid landlady. In his room, his sole friend is an angelic gray figure who appears in the alcove, but only when the light is just right.

This wistful, beautifully observed short story comes to life onstage thanks to the imagination of a director and author obsessed with Williams: Anthoullis Demosthenous, from the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.

In his book Saint Tennessee Williams on Stage, Demosthenous reflects on Williams’ works as religious drama. His vision of the The Angel in the Alcove cloisters a narrator into a small, spare room questioning what keeps us trapped and what – or who --allows us to break free.

In his first visit to Provincetown, Demosthenous, along with Marios Mettis, will present this richly-textured take on Williams by remounting the 2014 Cyprus production in English.

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