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The Night of the Iguana

Full Length, Drama
8 men, 6 women
Total Cast: 14, Exterior
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-0823-5

MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $130 per performance.
THE STORY: T. Lawrence Shannon was once a man of the cloth, but escaped from what he considered the hypocrisies of that life and instead moved to Mexico, where he now scrapes together a living by giving tours to American church groups. When an entanglement with a very young woman on his latest group has her chaperone threatening to report him and all his (numerous) vices, Shannon shacks up at the Costa Verde hotel, the preferred locale for his mental breakdowns. When a spinster artist and her poet grandfather arrive seeking shelter, the isolated cleric and lonely artist glimpse a gossamer hope of mutual understanding and future companionship.
“…an awesome and powerful new drama.” —New York World Telegram & Sun.

“…Williams’ most mature work.” —New York Daily News.

“…the most fruitful and versatile exercise by our best living playwright.” —New York Journal-American.

“…Tennessee Williams at the top of his form.” —The New York Times.