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The Eccentricities of a Nightingale
Collaborative Theatre Project
Medford, OR
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Friday Jun 16, 2017 7:30 PM - Sunday Jul 02, 2017 1:30 PM | $15.00 - $20.00


The Eccentricities of a Nightingale
This is Tennessee Williams' 1951 revision of his earlier play Summer and Smoke.
The action takes place in Glorious Hill, Mississippi, shortly before the First World War. Alma Winemiller, a sensitive and lonely young woman, has become increasingly restive and disturbed by the fear that she will remain a spinster. Hemmed in by her stern minister father, and her deranged mother, she makes a final, and almost desperate attempt to win the man of her choicea young doctor whose social-climbing mother frowns on his attachment to Alma. The play centers on the complex relationship between these two; her touching attempts to sway his emotions; and his uncertainty as to where his heart should lead him. In the end there is to be only one truly beautiful moment between themfor neither can break the ties of family and position which draw them apart and which, inevitably, defeat Alma's hopes for a new and fuller life.


Caitlyn Olson - Alma Winemiller
William Coyne - Rev. Winemiller
Diane Nichols - Mrs. Winemiller
Cynthia Tank - Mrs Buchanan
Nick Walker - John Buchanan, Jr.
Jeff Mercer - Roger Doremus, Traveling Salesman
Pam Ward - Mrs Bassett
Lauren Taylor - Rosemary


Pre-Show & Post-Show Programs! These events are all FREE!

Friday, June 16 at 6:40 PM
Pre-Show Lobby Talk: Learn how Williams' family formed the basis for many of the characters in this play.

Sunday, June 18 immediately after the matinee performance
Post Show Discussion: Facilitated by director Russell Lloyd and assistant director Joanna Goff. Learn about the process of mounting Williams' complex play.

Sunday, June 25 immediately after the matinee performance
Post Show Discussion: A conversation about gender roles in pre-World War I society and how these roles have changed through the decades.


Collaborative Theatre Project (View)
555 Medford Center
Medford, OR 97504
United States


Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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