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Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen

Playwright: Tennessee Williams

Direction: Fred Abrahamse

Costume Design: Marcel Meyer

Soundscape: Charl-Johan Lingenfelder

Cast: Nicole Franco and Marcel Meyer

Venue: Vineyard Hotel

Date: July/August 2016.

About: Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen was written in the 1950s and features some of Williams’s most exquisite lyrical passages. Set in a suite on the Lower East Side this delicate dramatic poem sees a couple connected by the intimacy of desperation. The play was presented in a double-bill with Green Eyes at the historic Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town under the collective title Tennessee Williams; The Hotel Plays.

What the Press Said:

“Do not miss out on one of the theatrical events of the year.” THE NEXT 48 HOURS

“EXCEPTIONAL…Enigmatic and intriguing, the drama teases the mind, while gourmet fare nourishes the body in this double-bill with a difference.” THE CAPE ARGUS

 “A sleekly engineered theatrical and gastronomic experience few will forget” THE CAPE ARGUS

“CAPTIVATING… While the audience are not complicit in the narrative at any stage they inhabit a strange voyeuristic space, and the intimacy of the space is so intense as to be another member of the cast.” THE CAPE TIMES

 “A WONDERFUL THEATRE EXPERIENCE…For bravery the four actors deserve a medal. For the way they totally focus on their roles and convey the beauty of the text, a whole bouquet.” DIE BURGER

“Williams was a remarkable writer and while he is better known for The Glass Menagerie and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof it is a delicious treat to rediscover his writing in these small gems.” THE CAPE TIMES

“SUBLIME…The two plays that Abrahamse has selected – Talk To Me Like The Rain And Let Me Listen, starring Nicole Franco and Marcel Meyer; and Green Eyes, starring Stephen Jubber and Melissa Haiden – complement each other remarkably well. The fact that they are so antithetical in mood and language makes for a remarkably rounded night of theatre.” THE NEXT 48 HOURS

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