A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams 08/04–08/26Buy Tickets
ANN ARBOR—Slipstream Theatre Initiative will introduce a company first: a partnership with Theatre Nova as a Guest Artist, presenting the award-winning remount of A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams. The production runs weekends August 4 through August 26, at Theatre Nova. Performances are on Saturdays at 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Tickets are $20 and available via www.slipstreamti.com or by emailing InsideTheSlipstream@gmail.com. Theatre Nova is located at 410 W Huron St, Ann Arbor, MI.
The play is a tour of famous and infamous stars, led by a man admired by more stars than any other: Tennessee Williams. Appearances on the tour include Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Bette Davis, Truman Capote, Katharine Hepburn, and many more along the way. As in all good tours, the history becomes almost more realistic than the present as the ghosts from the past materialize as flesh and blood. Written by Wilde Award-winner Maxim Vinogradov, this script recently won the Hopwood Award in Drama as well as the Dennis McIntyre Prize. It also garnered five Wilde Award Nominations, including Best Original Play, Best Play, and Best Script.
Asking if he lived the right life, Tennessee and his assistant guide the audience through the museum of his hazy mind, revisiting lovers, siblings, and stars upon stars. But what happens when Tennessee tries to change the events of his past? What aspects of our legacy do we try to suppress, and which do we try to showcase? Slipstream asks what is worth keeping, and what is better off left undone.
Returning from the original cast are Slipstream artistic director Bailey Boudreau as the iconic Tennessee Williams, audience and critic favorite, Jan Cartwright, last year’s Rising Star Wilde Award winner Jackson Abohasira, Slipstream “heartthrob” Steve Xander Carson, and this year’s Rising Star Wilde Award nominee Grace Jolliffe. New to the cast are Slipstream regulars Richard Payton, Jake Rydell, and company co-founder Luna Alexander. Rounding out the cast are Slipstream new additions Jeannine Thompson, and Sarah B. Stevens. The production is directed by Mandy Logsdon, with assistant direction by Erin Suchara. Technical design and execution are by Ryan Ernst, and Bailey Boudreau serves as costume designer.
What: A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams by Maxim Vinogradov
When: Saturdays (8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25), and
Sundays (8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26)
Press Dates: Saturday 8/4, Sunday 8/5
Time: Saturdays: 8:00 PM Sundays: 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
How much: $20
Where: 410 W Huron St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103