This certainly is a departure from LLT’s normal fare. Last year’s LLT Board believed that a performance of Tennessee Williams’ final classic The Night of the Iguana, set in the fictitious Mexican west coast town of Puerto Barrio, should be staged in Mexico, in our theatre. Stagings of this play are rare; we ae currently the only scheduled performance in the U SA, Canada or Mexico.
We began with some trepidation, as the play requires accomplished performers capable of handling not only the dialogue but the emotional complexities of the roles. We have worked long and hard to realize the relationships of the various dark and disturbed charters for which Tennessee Williams is renowned.
Working on complex material as this often brings out what I consider to be the strength of community theatre. This type of classic play is truthfully the domain of the great actors and great theatrical companies of the world. Our cast, with some new faces, has been more than equal to the task and I believe you will find this The Night of the Iguana to be dramatically entertaining and thought provoking.