TENESSEE WILLIAMS

The Bunker Theatre | London, UK | June 2018

THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY

THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY

THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY

THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY

In his rarely-performed masterpiece THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY Tennessee Williams weaves together reality and fantasy, as two actors on tour ― brother and sister Felice and Clare ― find themselves deserted by the troupe in a decrepit “state theatre in an unknown state.” Faced (perhaps) by an audience expecting a performance, they enact “The Two-Character Play." Clare wonders if the play has ended, and how they would know if it had. It is unclear to which play she is referring. She observes that the “audience” has left, which of course it has not, and the real audience becomes unsure if they are participants, spectators, both, or neither. They are trapped in a recursive cycle, compelled to perform the ritual of “The Two-Character Play” every night.
 
Performed at the Bunker Theatre, London, THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY staged multiple modes of performance--including dance, drama, and contemporary musical and filmic influences.