The Gnädiges Fräulein

March 5, 2010 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Parlor
1170 S. Broad Street between Ellsworth and Federal.

Our interview will take place before their rehearsal. We may be able to capture some of rehearsal as well.

The Gnädiges Fräulein by Tennessee Williams

Featuring: Jane Moore ~ Kelly Vrooman ~ Leah Walton ~
John D’Alonzo ~ Lee Pucklis ~ Bob Schmidt

A bizarre and brilliantly imaginative excursion into the Theatre of the Absurd, which brings humor and arresting theatricality to the author’s singular understanding of those who have been rejected and isolated by society.

The Gnädiges Fräulein, translated from German as “The Gracious Lady,” marked a startling departure in the work of Tennessee Williams. Surreal, with abstract characters and nonsense dialogue, its action is in the spirit of an animated cartoon. Williams himself called it a Slapstick Tragedy, “akin to vaudeville, burlesque, and slapstick, with a dash of pop art thrown in.