19:00, Tue 8th – Sat 12th November 2011 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 5
"I reach for a cigarette, I cross the street, I run into the movies or a bar, I buy a drink, I speak to the nearest stranger - anything that can blow your candles out! - for nowadays the world is lit by lightning.
Blow out your candles, Laura."
St. Louis. 1937. The Wingfields, trapped by poverty, struggle to survive. Stuck in a dead-end job, would-be poet Tom seeks solace in liquor and late night movies while supporting his mother, Amanda, and delicate sister, Laura. When he invites Jim O'Connor home to dinner, we are met with a man who has the power to shatter the family's illusions.
The world-famous Marlowe Society (“a powerhouse of theatrical expertise” – Sir Ian McKellen) presents Tennessee Williams’s most intimate dramatic masterpiece.