A Tennessee Williams play is rife with metaphor, serious underlying themes, and more than a hint of poetic tragedy. In Tennessee Williams Unscripted, performing at the South Coast Repertory this week, the Impro Theatre troupe attempts to mimic that brilliance and combine it with the volatile format of improv. Starting with one simple suggestion from an audience member, the Impro actors create a full-length theatrical performance, compete with unique characters and story structures, imagined and executed on the spot—done entirely in Williams' darkly captivating style. It's a dramatically ambitious feat—come see if the theater group can do the famous playwright justice.
Feb. 27-March 2, 2014