To play with fear is to play with fire
The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of hell, and a hell of heaven.
John Milton, Paradise Lost
Written by Tennessee Williams
Performed in English
First performed in London in 1973, Out Cry, an alternative version of William’s 1967 The Two Character Play, is a ‘…southern Gothic tale.’
Brother and sister Felice and Clare are actors. Abandoned by their acting troupe, they decide to perform a play. Within this play within a play, the real lives of Felice and Clare merge with the imagined lives of their characters, who have imprisoned themselves in the family home after the tragic and shocking deaths of their parents.
The play blurs the boundaries between Felice and Clare’s reality, their memories and their fantasies, and in doing so creates the feeling of panic as they begin to lose control over their own destiny…
Produced by Cheek by Jowl.
|Date (first performance)||Location||No. of performances|
|22 April 1997||London, Lyric Hammersmith, UK||27|
|15 April 1997||Newcastle, Playhouse, UK||4|
|1 April 1997||Exeter, Northcott Theatre, UK||5|
|25 March 1997||Bury St Edmunds, Theatre Royal, UK||5|
|18 March 1997||Brighton, Gardner Centre, UK||5|
|12 March 1997||Blackpool, Grand Theatre, UK||4|
|5 March 1997||Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre, UK||6|