SOME PROBLEMS FOR THE MOOSE LODGE
production PHOTOS: RIDE HAMILTON & Lisa o'brien
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Rory Pelsue
Stage Manager: Alex Haney
karen Chamberlin, Margaret champagne,
ross degraw, Swann gruen, Nina Mehta,
Brandon t. snider, Naomi Warner
Williams’ “Some Problems for the Moose Lodge” played like a 1970s screwball comedy that suddenly turns dark. The action begins with Corny and Bella returning from an out-of-town trip to bury their son, a victim of AIDS. Bella, demented, is constantly off balance, her illness treated as a pratfall. Almost as an afterthought, she reads a letter to a friend (whose hemorrhoids had the audience laughing) from her institutionalized daughter, pleading to come home. Wishful thinking?
-susan rand brown, wicked local.com
Out director Rory Pelsue directs two very different plays by Tennessee Williams at the Tennessee Williams Theater Festival in Provincetown this weekend. EDGE spoke to Pelsue about Williams and his double-bill.
-Robert nest, edge media network