Hart House Theatre at the University of Toronto will perform Tennessee Williams’s Night of the Iguana, which opens on Friday, March 2, 2012 for a two-week run. Williams’s play focuses on the despair of three characters: an ex-minister accused of statutory rape, a recently-widowed hotel proprietor and an unmarried “spinster” artist caring for her dying grandfather. Night of the Iguana was Williams’s final major work and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play.
Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon has been relegated to a tour guide in Mexico after being ousted from the church for heretical viewpoints. Soon after, he is accused of raping an underage student on his tour bus. Rev. Shannon lodges his travellers at the cheap hotel of his friend, the lusty Maxine Faulk, who is single-handedly running the inn since her husband’s passing, and persuades her to accommodate the impoverished artist, Hannah Jelkes, and her grandfather.
DORA Award winner David Ferry plays Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon. Ferry won the Barbara Hamilton Award for excellence in the performing arts, performed at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and has appeared regularly on CTV’s Dan For Mayor and The Republic of Doyle. Allegra Fulton plays Maxine Faulk, an innkeeper and friend of Reverend Shannon’s. Fulton received a DORA Award for Frida K, has performed at Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Canadian Stage and Soulpepper Theatre and has received Gemini and Genie award nominations for her performances on TV and in film. Theatre and film actress Kelly Bolt plays Hannah Jelkes.
Night of the Iguana runs from Friday, March 2, 2012 to Saturday, March 10, 2012, with performances from Tuesday to Saturday at 8 p.m. and a 2 p.m. performance on Sat., March 10, 2012. Tickets are Adults $25 and Seniors and Students $15. Wednesday night performances are $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased at UofTtix Box Office or by calling 416-978-8849.
Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle (south of Hoskin Avenue and west of Queen’s Park Crescent West)