“Technological wizardry, porn, and literature.” Well, that’s more than enough to get us to the theatre. Beginning March 28th, the renowned NYC theatre troupe The Wooster Group, founded in 1975 by Elizabeth LeCompte, will bring their version of Vieux Carréby Tennessee Williams to Harbourfront’s World Stage. The Wooster Group is one of the premiere performing groups in North America, and past members include Frances McDormand, Willem Dafoe and Steve Buscemi. This is an extremely rare opportunity to see the group’s modern incarnation perform in Toronto—the last time they were in town was 1989. JUSTIN BIEBER WASN’T EVEN ALIVE! Their erotic and modern interpretation of this classic play is not to be missed, and with only four performances, you’ll need to snap up tickets ASAP.
LeCompte directs the performance, which will be backdropped by famous Paul Morrisey/Andy Warhol films such as Flesh, and doesn’t shy away from pushing sexual boundaries and rendering the inherent sensuality in Williams’s autobiographical work. Fans of the playwright will love the dedication to the original text, and the fluid combination of modern elements that brings it into the 21st century.
Vieux Carré runs from March 28th-31st, four performances only. Tickets are $45.
~ Haley Cullingham