Tickets are on sale for the Media at Large Productions' revival of Tennessee Williams’ play In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel. The production, which incorporates live streaming video and dance will play a limited engagement October 13 through October 28. Opening night is set for October 17. Shashi Balooja and Maria Torres serve as co-driectors.
In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel is a tale of love, loss, and tremendous pain masked and healed by the artistic beauty of a painting on a “living canvas”. Mark, an alcoholic painter, and his promiscuous wife, Miriam, are two Americans trapped in a very troubled marriage while staying in a Tokyo hotel. On the verge of a nervous breakdown, Mark believes he is working on his greatest masterpiece, while Miriam races to have her husband committed. Will the piece be finished before Miriam sends him away? In Balooja and Torres’ staging, Mark’s canvasses will come to life through interpretive dance and live streaming video.
In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel will feature choreography by Maria Torres, set and projection design by Xiao Wang, costume design by Vanessa Leuck, sound design by Kevin Feustel, lighting design by Zephan Ellenbogen and associate projection design by Spike McCue.