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by Tennessee Williams
directed by Ed Stern
Thompson Theatre - Roselle Center for the Arts
13-14 Season


Deep in the sultry coastal jungle of 1940’s Mexico, a dilapidated hotel houses despair, desire, and redemption in this haunting and deeply moving play by one of America’s greatest playwrights.  T. Lawrence Shannon, a defrocked priest with a tormented spirit, searches for sanctuary from his personal demons.  Maxine, a sensuous, earthy widow, strives to satisfy her appetite for companionship; Charlotte, a lustful young girl, looks for escape; Hannah, a penniless artist of heartbreaking dignity and courage, tries to save Shannon, as Nonno, the world’s oldest living poet, struggles to complete his final work.   They join together in this engrossing story of dying dreams, frustrated sexuality, and lost-souls shaped and changed by the turgid, tropical heat that surrounds them.


Running Time: Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, including one intermission.
Special Notes:  This show contains adult themes. Non-tobacco cigarettes, haze and strobe lighting are used in this production.


Watch an interview with Ed Stern,


​Thur. ​Sept. 26 ​7:30 p.m. ​Preview
​Fri. ​Sept. 27 ​7:30 p.m. ​Preview
​Sat. ​Sept. 28 ​7:30 p.m. ​Opening
​Sun. ​Sept. 29 ​2:00 p.m.
​Thur. ​Oct. 3 ​7:30 p.m. ​Post-show talkback with the cast
​Fri. ​Oct. 4 ​7:30 p.m.
​Sat. ​Oct. 5 ​2:00 p.m. ​Prologue (Pre-show discussion) @ 1:15 p.m.
​Sat. ​Oct. 5 ​7:30 p.m.
​Sun. Oct. 6 ​2:00 p.m.
​Thur. ​Oct. 10 ​7:30 p.m.
​Fri. ​Oct. 11 ​7:30 p.m.
​Sat. ​Oct. 12 ​2:00 p.m.
​Sat. ​Oct. 12 ​7:30 p.m.
​Sun. ​Oct. 13 ​2:00 p.m.



REP productions are made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Mic Matarrese as Shannon, Elizabeth Heflin as Maxine, and Deena Berke as Miss Fellows.

Photo: N. Howatt


Carine Montbertrand as Hanna.

Photo: N. Howatt