The Lenfest Center for the Arts
"The Night of the Iguana" By Tennessee Williams Directed by Rob Mish '76
This classic Tennessee Williams play, set on the west coast of Mexico just prior to World War II, has as its protagonist The Rev. Shannon who has been "locked out of his church for rumored indiscretion with a young female parishioner. Now a tour guide, he seeks refuge in a dilapidated coastal hotel run by an old friend, the "swarthy" widow Maxine. Guests in the hotel include a group of pre-WWII Nazis, a busload of disgruntled lady tourists, and a sophisticated New England artist traveling with her ancient poet grandfather. Two scantily clothed Mexican young men help Maxine run her hotel—they also capture iguanas for food. The play's themes contain elements of loneliness, entrapment, and sexual tension. These themes are reinforced with the effects of alcoholism, heresy and the trials of past lives.
Tickets are required.
Adult $15, Senior $13
W&L Faculty & Staff $11
Active Military $6
W&L Student/Student $5