Iguana Opens Friday

November 16th and 17th, 8 p.m. • November 18th, 2 p.m. • November 23rd and 24th, 8 p.m. • November 25th, 2 p.m.

The Night of the Iguana is a stageplay written by American author Tennessee Williams, based on his 1948 short story. The play premiered on Broadway in 1961. Two film adaptations have been made, including the Academy Award-winning 1964 film of the same name.

Set in Mexico in 1940. Tour guide Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon, recently expelled from his Virginia church, is having a nervous breakdown while leading ladies from a Texas Baptist College on a tour through Mexico. Confiscating the bus ignition key, he is determined to crash for a few days at the Costa Verde Hotel run by an old friend, Maxine. The arrival of sketch artist Hannah and her 97-year young grandfather poet shifts Shannon’s feverish plan. Meanwhile, vacationing Germans festively celebrate the bombing of London, and night-swimming locals capture a giant iguana. How does one survive the psychological onslaught when circumstances confuse and sabotage emotions while keeping reason at a distance? Shannon eventually sees a way.

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