Get intimate with Williams’ ‘Hotel Plays’
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“The characters know their relationship is doomed,” said Meyer, “but are unable to do anything about it – just like characters in a Chekhov or Samuel Beckett play – they remain trapped in their hopeless situation but in Williams’ unique style they speak the most, exquisite poetic text while remain trapped.”
Green Eyes is widely regarded as Williams’ Vietnam protest play.
“It is Williams being a political writer and making a shocking statement about the devastation of the Vietnam War on the American psyche… Green Eyes is also probably one of Williams’ most sexually explicit plays – exciting and provocative.”
It is performed by Melissa Haiden and Stephen Jubber.
Both plays deal with couples. Meyer explains: “One at the start of their relationship ( Green Eyes) the other at the end of their relationship( Talk to Me). While Green Eyes is provocative, intense and shocking, Talk to Me is dreamlike, lyrical and poetic.
“Each play showcases an iconic element of Williams’ amazing writing style. So audiences get the chance to see the best of him in bite-size portions in the most intimate of settings.
The evening begins at 7pm and should be over by 10pm. Tickets are R650 and include a three- course wine-paired dinner and the two plays, with arrival drinks, postdesert coffee and liqueur in the library.
Only 40 patrons per performance – 20 in each suite – so booking is essential. E-mail: hotelplays@ vineyard.co.za or 021 657 450. The Vineyard Hotel Plays stayover package: tickets, wine-paired dinner, coffee and breakfast: from R1 950 for a single room; R2 800 for a double. Available only for the nights of the shows.
Design by Marcel Meyer for Melissa Heiden in