Life Story: Two One-Act plays by Tennessee Williams

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A hotel room, a bed, a chair. Lovers, strangers and the low moan of a clarinet all intersect in two rarely performed one-act plays by Tennessee Williams — Green Eyes and The Traveling Companion –exploring the consequences of desire and the struggle for love in a cruel world. Adult themes and language.

Directed by Stephen Kitsakos

Benefits the Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit.

Supported by Community Foundation of the Florida Keys.

Photo credit Mia Aguirre

“Green Eyes” and “The Traveling Companion” are presented by Special Arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

ALAINA ALBERTSON as MRS. DUNPHY (top left) is an actor and director based in New York City. She worked alongside Broadway producers and casting directors, and co-produced The Tennessee Williams Project where she acted and directed in over twenty of his plays, including the role of Catherine in Suddenly Last Summer, directed by Stephen Kitsakos. Alaina is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz with a BA in Theatre Arts. New York has allowed Alaina to find herself as an artist, but more importantly has become a home for her and her daughter who inspires everything she does.
MICHAEL CATLEGE as CLAUDE & BEAU (top right) is no newcomer to the theatre and has been seen on stage as Happy in Death of a Salesman and Tommy Djilas in The Music Man. He studied in New York City with Wynn Handman, and received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Last June Michael starred as Detective Bowling in the Investigation Discovery Channel’s I Am Homicide. Michael spent eight years as a Naval Officer with multiple oversees deployments, before “altering course” to pursue another one of his passions: Michael as artist and actor.
JEFF JOHNSON as VIEUX (middle left) may be recognized from his exciting opening night speeches at The Waterfront Playhouse. He is thrilled to finally be able to stay onstage after the curtain goes up. Although acting in and directing theater was always his first love, Jeff made his career in advertising, helping to create some of the world’s most successful campaigns (including Volvo, Ford, Corona, Nikon and Publix). In addition to being President of The Waterfront Playhouse, Jeff sits on the boards of the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Florida Keys SPCA.
ELENA DEVERS (middle right) received an MA in Performance from the University of London and has done many shows in Key West over the years. Most recently, you may have seen her play Maggie in Lend Me a Tenor, Sister James in Doubt, and Shelby in Steel Magnolias. She coordinates the island’s annual 24-hour theatre festival One Night Stand at The Studios of Key West, where she also serves as the deputy director.
ARTHUR CROCKER as THE WAITER (bottom left) was born in Ohio, and raised on a dairy farm. He studied theatre at Heidelberg University before moving to Key West where he was cast in his first professional production of The Cripple of Inishmaan at The Red Barn Theater. Other local appearances include 1776 and Inspecting Carol at The Waterfront Playhouse and The Glass Menagerie and Conch Republic… Revisited for The Fringe.
STEPHEN KITSAKOS, DIRECTOR (bottom right) is a stage director and author of three opera librettos with the American composer Sheila Silver, including the adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns receiving its world premiere with the Seattle Opera in their 2019-2020 season. A member of the Theatre Arts Faculty for 15 years at SUNY New Paltz in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley, he has been a dramaturge and director of many new plays. In Key West he directed Agnes of God for the Fringe Theater and Here’s Your Hat, What’s Your Hurry? by Eric H. Weinberger, and appeared in Love Letters with Rosi Ware, directed by Murphy Davis. He is a Vice President of The Studios of Key West.

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