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Double Bill: Something Unspoken

Tue 11th – Sat 22nd Aug 2015

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“Two plays for the price of one 'Something Unspoken' by Tennessee Williams and Chekhov's 'Smoking Is Bad For You' .”

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Theatre Alba

SUMMARY

Following Theatre Alba's tradition of introducing new young talent to the fraught world of directorial invention we welcome back Keith Hutcheon with his direction of this Tennessee William's short and Andrea McKenzie in her first direction for Theatre Alba with the much vaunted Chekhovian short, SMOKING IS BAD FOR YOU.

SOMETHING UNSPOKEN - A cultural product of the McCarthy era, touches on the struggle to pry open a private closet between two very different women. Rich, powerful Cornelia, a prominent member of the southern society and, Grace, her 'sly little secretary'. The socially unacceptable truth about their relationship is not only unspeakable but almost, unthinkable.

SMOKING IS BAD FOR YOU for you was penned shortly before Chekhov's tragic and untimely death at the age of only 44. IvanNyukhin, the speaker, is a hen-pecked husband whose wife keeps a music school and a boarding school for girls. He has been forced to deliver this speech to the girls much a

Admission:

Duddingston Kirk Manse Gardens (Venue121)

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