27 Wagons Full of Cotton – Tennessee Williams
3-4 May 2013 – Warehouse Studio Theatre
Williams wrote over 70 one-act plays in addition to such full-length classics as The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
27 Wagons Full of Cotton, “a Mississippi Delta comedy”, was his twentieth one-act play, written in 1946 and set in 1934 against the background of President Franklin Roosevelt’s “good neighbour” policy.
It follows the story of a cotton gin owner, Jake Meighan (Andy Blumenthal), and his young wife, Flora (Peyton Cimino). When there is a fire in the neighbouring plantation suspicion falls on Jake and the plantation superintendent, Silva Vicarro (Gareth Lewis), comes looking for his own special brand of vengeance.
Tickets: €10 (including one free drink) – Click here to buy 27 Wagons Full of Cotton tickets
The Irish Theatre Group are very excited to announce that the Box Office is now open for our next show, The Importance of Being Earnest, at Palais des Beaux-Arts Studio, running from Tuesday 21st to Saturday 25th May. Tickets can be purchased directly from the from the BOZAR website, by telephone (02/507.82.00) or in person.
Everyone knows (or thinks they know) Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest”. Some of the lines and situations are among the most well known in the theatre world – Lady Bracknell, Algernon, the Honourable Gwendolen Fairfax have become reference figures for artifice, style and snobbery.
Andrew McIlroy’s exciting new take on Oscar Wilde’s classic sparkles, while never losing sight of the dark satire behind the façade of comedy. While the play is certainly a glittering social comedy – it is much more; it is filled with anger, deception and a biting criticism of morals and attitudes. It’s this – this darker underbelly of a much loved classic – that the forthcoming ITG production will seek to explore. It will be fun, noisy, energetic and alternative, Wilde would hopefully have approved.
Our shows normally sell out so book early to avoid disappointment.
We look forward to seeing you there!
This production is supported by the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
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25 – 29 June 2013 at 20:00 / Matinée on 29 June at 14:00
Petite salle du Théâtre Varia, 154 Rue Gray, 1050 Bruxelles
Tickets €16 / Students €13 /
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The Theban Trilogy: When King Oedipus finally learns the truth about his identity and realizes that he has killed his father and married his mother, he responds by cutting his eyes out and going into exile. His wanderings lead him to Colonus, where he dies, leaving behind the tragic legacy of a cursed bloodline: two sons and two daughters whose fates are doomed.
Antigone is the final part of what is commonly referred to as Sophocles’ trilogy of Theban plays. The events of the play begin on the morning after the deaths of Oedipus’ sons, Polyneices and Eteocles, who kill each other in battle, one defending, the other attacking Thebes. King Creon, the city’s new leader, decrees that no one is to bury the corpse of Polyneices, who is declared a traitor to Thebes, on pain of death. Antigone chooses to take a stand against what she perceives to be unjust, and break the city’s law by burying her brother. This is a defiant and criminal act. But it is an act of self-sacrificing courage that still echoes in the heroes of today.
Expect an evening full of atmosphere, music and ancient messages that have been passed down the generations to warn audiences about the dangers of power, pride and ignorance.
Near Place Jourdan, closest Metro Schuman or Maelbeek
(Please do not park in the Lidl car park)