Saturday, May 10, 2008

Thursday night I went to Glendale to see A Noise Within's production of Tennessee Williams' "The Night of the Iguana."

What a great play! No one can create characters on the verge of a complete breakdown like Williams. In this case it's a defrocked priest reduced to taking Texas Baptist church-ladies on bus tours of Mexico. Unfortunately, his compulsion to bed the youngest lady on the tour (in this case a 16 year-old) isn't well received by the other tour members.

This small theater company -- housed in the gigantic Masonic Temple -- does an impressive job mounting this sultry play.
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