The Eccentricities of a Nightingale

eccenBy Tennessee Williams

April 27 through May 24, 2008

The Clurman Theatre
Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

In Glorious Hill, Mississippi, Alma Winemiller, a sensitive and lonely young woman, hemmed in by her stern minister father and deranged mother makes a final desperate attempt to win the man of her choice.




One of the pleasures of this excellent Actors Company Theater production at the Clurman Theater is how clearly and sympathetically it renders Alma. Ms. Bacon and her director, Jenn Thompson, understand that Alma’s nervous intensity, her excess of feeling and her much commented-on eccentricity — her father, for one, insists that her mannerisms could be controlled if only she tried — mark her as an artist (she sings) as much as a freak.” —New York Times

“… in a haunting, vibrant revival, Actors Company Theater waves the play like a flag, demanding it be acknowledged as an exquisite work.” —Variety

Some experts maintain that Williams’ eventual success with Alma occurred because, as a constant searcher of his own soul, he’d become better acquainted with the Alma inside himself. Regardless, it’s not just Williams but Bacon, Thompson, and their sensitive colleagues that make this Eccentricities commandingly eccentric.” —TheaterMania