In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel

directed by Cyndy A. Marion

Written in 1969, during an experimental phase in Mr. Williams’ career, In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel depicts the tragic demise of a famous American painter and his desperate wife. Set in a Tokyo Hotel Bar, the piece juxtaposes a deeply personal American experience against the cultural backdrop of an exotic and distinctly foreign Japan. Known for poetically realistic portraits of lost American souls in such plays as The Glass Menagerie and the Pulitzer-prize winning A Streetcar Named Desire, the playwright’s In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel shocked audiences with its innovative use of language, stark minimalism, brashness of character and multi-layered symbolism. Seemingly a play before its time, In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel has been rarely produced since its premiere production at The Eastside Playhouse in NYC in 1969. According to critic Allean Hale, In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel was “the courageous experiment of a writer who was not afraid to take risks…No doubt some day, somewhere, some producer will meet its challenge.” The White Horse Theater Company intends to do just that.


 2/2/2007 at 8:00pm
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 2/4/2007 at 3:00pm
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 2/14/2007 at 8:00pm
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 2/16/2007 at 8:00pm
 2/17/2007 at 8:00pm
 2/18/2007 at 3:00pm

Theatre/Venue Abingdon Theatre Complex 

312 West 36 Street  New York

Phone Number for Reservations 212-868-4444 
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