Set in 1940s Mexico, Owen will portray Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon, a disgraced priest turned tourist guide, and leader of a group of lost souls who arrive at a run-down hotel. There, Shannon is reunited with his long-term friend turned grieving widow, Maxine Faulk. As Shannon struggles emotionally, the group are joined by spinster Hannah Jelkes and her 97 year old poet grandfather, and chaos unfolds. Set to the backdrop of a tropical rainstorm and the unfurling Second World War, an epic battle between flesh and spirit, between art and faith, and between captivity and freedom, is on the horizon.
The Night Of The Iguana was first staged as a one-act play in 1959, but later developed by Tennesee Williams into a full-length version. The play as we know it now premiered on Broadway in 1961, going on to be adapted into an Academy Award-winning film in 1964 starring Richard Burton, Ava Gardner and Deborah Kerr.
London Producer: David Richenthal, Fiery Angel, Gavin Kalin
Associate Producer: A World With a View, Frederique Nahmani
“It is quietly heartbreaking to watch: a world that squeezes the life out of lost souls.”
“The infrequently seen Tennessee Williams play that in fact anatomizes three souls in free fall.”
The New York Times