Directed By KATHERINE ALMQUIST; Produced By DAVID ALMQUIST
Slapstick Tragedy. Far out tragic-comedy in the genre of Theatre of the Absurd, with a touch of Theatre for Cruelty.
“The Gnadiges Fraulein” is set in a rickety bunkhouse, for “permanent transients,” whose characters include a society columnist, a frowzy crone, a demented former Viennese vaudevillian, a Cacaloony bird and a blond-wigged Indian.
Two lonely children inhabit “This Property Is Condemned,” abandoned and aching for human connection.
Overdressed, heavily rouged ladies, “…in the autumn of their youth” hit the town for a high old time during an annual convention in “A Perfect Analysis Given By A Parrot.”
Tennessee Williams can compress the basic meaning of life—its pathos or its tragedy, its bravery or the quality of its love—into small scenes or a few moments of dialog.