When: Wed., May 11, 7:30 p.m., Thu., May 12, 7:30 p.m., Fri., May 13, 8 p.m., Sat., May 14, 3 p.m. and Sun., May 15, 3 p.m. 2016
Felice and his sister Clare are both actors. They're stuck in an unnamed theater, abandoned by the company they were traveling with because of their mental instability. Felice is trying to finish his latest script, The Two-Character Play, which is about a brother and sister trapped in a tumble-down Southern mansion after the murder-suicide of their parents. As you might imagine, the lives of the two actors and their characters intersect and become entangled before the night is over. Tennessee Williams spent more than a decade writing The Two-Character Play, which is an experimental, meta-textual exploration of his frequent themes of family and stage. The Midnight Company presents this later play as part of the Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis. Michelle Hand and Joe Hanrahan star in the production, which is performed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (May 11 to 15) at the Learning Center (4504 Westminster Avenue; www.twstl.org). Tickets are $23.50.