Vieux Carre was one of Tennessee Williams’ first plays and one of his last — begun in the late 30s but not completed until forty years later, near the end of the playwright’s life. The premiere production was a major Broadway flop and, despite the importance of its writer, the play has been seldom produced since then. Now Raven Theatre has brought it to Chicago audiences. Director Cody Estle, dramaturg Lukas Brasherfons and set designer Ray Toler join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about the history, merits and challenges of this little known Williams work.
Originallypublished May 19, 2014 on theaterinchicago.com.