Staged Readings of Rarely Seen Works
DIRECTED BY TEDDY ECK
A defrocked Episcopal clergyman leads a bus-load of middle-aged Baptist women on a tour of the Mexican coast and comes to terms with the failure haunting his life. His epiphany comes at the seaside hotel owned by brazen, worldly Maxine Faulk, a counterpoint to his potential salvation, the artist Hannah Jelkes.
DIRECTED BY NOREEN C. BARNESSet in a dilapidated boarding house in the late 1930s in New Orleans’ French Quarter, this highly autobiographical work follows a nameless, newly-transplanted, innocent, aspiring writer who is struggling with his literary career, poverty, loneliness, homosexuality, and illness. He gradually becomes involved with the other residents, including his demented, manipulative landlady; an older, predatory, tubercular artist; a society girl dying of leukemia and her sexually ambiguous, drug-addicted lover, who works as a bouncer in a strip club; and two eccentric elderly women who literally are starving to death.