The critically acclaimed mounting of Tennessee Williams’ rarely performed drama The Two-Character Play will end its run at off-Broadway’s New World Stages on September 29. The two-hander, which stars Tony winner Amanda Plummer and Oscar nominee Brad Dourif, opened on June 19.
Directed by Gene David Kirk, The Two-Character Play tells the story of Clare and Felice, a pair of actor siblings who find themselves abandoned by the rest of their troupe while on tour. Vowing to perform nevertheless for their expectant audience, the duo embarks on enacting a two-character play that Felice has written, but reality and fantasy become increasingly intertwined in this haunting, provocative and funny Williams classic.
The creative team includes scenic design by Alice Walkling, costume design by Lara DeBruijn, sound design by Phillip Hewitt, lighting design by Jake Fine and fight choreography by Rick Sordelet.
Below, watch Dourif offer up his own take on what makes this lesser-known Williams drama so memorable: