Delgado Theatre

Five by Tenn

lavendar flower in a windowThe Lady of Larkspur Lotion
Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen
Lord Byron’s Love Letter
Hello from Bertha
The Case of the Crushed Petunias

by Tennessee Williams

Performed by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

Thursday, March 21; Friday, March 22; and Saturday, March 23 at 7:30PM.

Thursday, March 21 performance includes American Sign Language interpretation

General Admission - $12
Students & Employees of Delgado & Seniors - $10

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For additional information, call 504-671-6616.


The five one-act plays being produced are The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen, Lord Byron’s Love Letter, Hello from Bertha, and The Case of the Crushed Petunias.

We travel through 5 short plays by one of America’s greatest playwrights meeting characters such as Mrs. Hardwicke-Moore, a long-time tenant in a New Orleans cockroach-infested boarding house; a young couple desperately in love trying to put things together, as they fall apart. We are introduced to New Orleans visitors during Mardi Gras in the 1890’s who hear about an encounter with Lord Byron.  There is Betha, a “scarlet lady” who has fallen on hard times; and finally, Miss Dorothy Simple, proprietor of the Simple Notions Shop in Primanproper, Mass., who has barricaded her house and heart behind a double row of petunias.

The production staff includes Costume design by Cecile Casey Covert, Scene design by James Means, Lighting and Sound design by Tom Dawson.

Five by Tenn are all plays written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Kris LaMorte. The production will be performed by students and alumni from Delgado’s Theatre Program.