Pride Films & Plays to Produce HIS GREATNESS By Daniel MacIvor
A play inspired by the later years of Tennessee Williams’ life
Three men – a great American playwright, his trusted and loyal assistant, and a young Canadian street hustler – find themselves together for two days in a hotel room in Vancouver. The ensuing battle for power, love and loyalty is frequently funny, engagingly dark and ultimately moving. HIS GREATNESS, inspired by a ‘potentially true story’ during the declining days of Tennessee Williams, is an intimate insight into the mind of a familiar public figure, grappling with the loss of former glory and desperate for a return to form and success. Pride Films and Plays will stage the play from October 14 – November 12, 2017 in The Buena, the 50-seat venue of the Pride Arts Center. The Buena is located at 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago. The press opening will be Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30 pm.
HIS GREATNESS had its world premiere in Vancouver in 2007 and its U.S. Premiere at the New York Fringe Festival in 2009. Since then, it has enjoyed major productions in Toronto in 2011 and in London in 2012.
The TORONTO STAR called it “a beautiful play, made up of equal amounts of laughter and tears.” Toronto’s THE GLOBE AND MAIL said HIS GREATNESS is “a dark rumination on the burden of fame and the pain of failure” and that MacIvor’s writing includes “lines that could have been lifted from Williams’s writings.”
David Zak will direct the three-character play. His cast will include Danne W. Taylor as “The Playwright,” A.K. Miller as “The Assistant,” and Whitman Johnson as “The Young Man.”
Purchase Tickets here.
By Daniel MacIvor
Directed by David Zak
October 14 – November 12, 2017
PRESS OPENING Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – 7:30 pm
Preview Saturday, October 14 at 5:00 pm. (Seats are $20.00)
Sunday, October 15 at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30 pm (Press Opening)
Friday, October 20 at 7:30 pm,
Saturday, October 21 at 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 22 at 7:00 pm
Monday, October 23 at 7:30 pm.
Thursday, October 26 at 7:30 pm
Friday, October 27 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 28 at 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 29 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 2 at 7:30 pm
Friday, November 3 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 4 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 5 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 9 at 7:30 pm
Friday, November 10 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 12 at 7:00 pm