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    Small Craft Warnings

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    Set in a seaside bar on the coast of Southern California in the early 1970s, "Small Craft Warnings" offers a glimpse into the lives of the regulars who inhabit the bar as refuge from the storm of life. Impassioned by the anniversary of her “angelic” brother’s death, Leona, a rowdy beautician, unleashes a fury of intolerance on her wayward drinking companions; a drunken ex-doctor who still practices illegally, an aging hustler, a homeless prostitute and a spineless short-order cook. Monk, the temperate and well-meaning barkeeper, tries to keep the peace as two newcomers, a cynical homosexual and his young pick-up look on.

    Often considered the best play of Williams’ "Later Period," "Small Craft Warnings" blends the poetic realism of his early work with the stylized-theatricality of his later plays. Originally a one-act entitled Confessional, Williams expanded the play into the full-length Small Craft Warnings in 1971 after learning of a successful production in Bar Harbor, Maine. Small Craft Warnings was a ray of hope for Williams, who had just emerged from a personal and professional nadir. It was his testament to human isolation and an honest plea for acceptance and understanding.

    The play is directed by White Horse Producing Artistic Director Cyndy A. Marion, recognized for her recent revival of Williams’ play "In the Bar of A Tokyo Hotel," and innovative productions of plays by Sam Shepard.

    Dates:  Sept. 19, 2008 - Oct. 5, 2008
    Schedule:  Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm with an additional performance on Saturday, October 4th at 2pm
    Venue:  Workshop Theater, 312 W. 36th St., 4th fl. (btw. 8th & 9th Ave.)
    Price:  $18
    Company:  White Horse
    Tickets/info:  (212) 868-4444


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