The Night of The Iguana
A.R.T. Season
February 18 - March 18, 2017
"First-rate" "Wholly Energized" "Superb"
— Variety

Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Michael Wilson

Cast includes James Earl Jones, Bill Heck, Dana Delany, Amanda Plummer, Elizabeth Ashley, and Remo Airaldi.

On the edge of the Mexican jungle, a group of troubled travelers seek shelter from a storm. Directed by Michael Wilson (Broadway's The Trip to Bountiful, The Best Man), Williams’ feverishly poetic 1961 drama follows a hotel proprietress and the scandal-soaked Southern preacher who turns up on her veranda. A Nantucket portrait artist traveling with her ancient grandfather, a bus full of fuming Texan college administrators, and a party of vacationers collide in this drama about how far we travel to outrun the demons within.
 

There is no guarantee that standing room will be available for sold-out performances; however, if it becomes available a limited number of standing room tickets may be sold in person for select shows on the day of each show at 12 noon. The number of standing room tickets will not be known in advance of the ticket services office opening at 12PM. Please call our Ticket Services office with any ticket related questions at 617.547.8300. Hours are: Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-5PM. There will likely be no standing room for preview performances.

The Night of the Iguana Audience Testimonials: 

The Night of the Iguana Audience Testimonials

Creative team
Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Michael Wilson
Scenic Design Derek McLane
Costume Design Catherine Zuber
Lighting Design David Lander
Sound Design John Gromada
Hair & Wig Design Tom Watson
Dramaturg Christopher Baker
Casting Telsey + Company
Associate Director Jonathon Musser
Production Stage Manager Robert Bennett
Cast
Pancho Kiko Macan
Maxine Faulk Dana Delany
Pedro Mike Turner
Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon Bill Heck
Hank Matt Morrison
Herr Fahrenkopf Richmond Hoxie
Frau Fahrenkopf Stacia Fernandez
Hilde Hannah Sharafian
Wolfgang Ben Winter
Judith Fellowes Elizabeth Ashley
Hannah Jelkes Amanda Plummer
Charlotte Goodall Susannah Perkins
Nonno (Jonathan Coffin) James Earl Jones
Jake Latta Remo Airaldi
Additional staff
Assistant Stage Manager Taylor Brennan
Voice and Dialect Erika Bailey
Fight Director Mark Olsen
Associate Scenic Designer

Erica Hemminger

Assistant Costume Designer

Patrick Bevilacqua

Assistant Lighting Designer

Ali Witten

Associate Sound Designer

Matt Otto

Associate Hair & Wig Designer, Makeup Designer

Thomas Kurzman

A.R.T. Institute Production Dramaturg

Annabeth Lucas

Production Assistant

Marian Jackson

Assistants to Elizabeth Ashley

Maura Neff, Greg Tieg von Hoffman

Assistant to James Earl Jones

Flynn Earl Jones

UNDERSTUDIES

Understudies never substitute for listed players unless a specific announcement for the appearance is made at the time of the performance.

For Pancho/Pedro: FRANKIE DiCIACCIO
For Maxine Faulk: STACIA FERNANDEZ*
For Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon: MATT MORRISON/RYAN CUPELLO
For Hank/Jake Latta: SASHA HIRSCH
For Hilde: CHARLOTTE STOIBER
For Judith Fellowes: ZONIA EDWARD
For Nonno (Jonathan Coffin): RICHMOND HOXIE*
For Hannah Jelkes: HANNAH SHARAFIAN/CLAIRE FREDERIKSEN
For Charlotte Goodall: MARÍA VICTORIA MARTÍNEZ 

 

Additional costumes provided by Helen Uffner Vintage Clothing LLC. 

Special thanks to Jeff Cowie, Mel Kenyon, Professor Martin Puchner, and Charlotte Stoiber

 

 

“Night of the Iguana” presents the scariest of all truths: that the most atonement, the most suffering, comes not from death, but from life. More

Iguana holds a somewhat less than fond, but more than kind view of whom we are as humans. More

Either seeking an elusive happiness or escaping a tortured past, the various travelers who end up on the windswept veranda of the remote resort owned by the recently widowed proprietress Maxine Faulk wrestle with inner demons and dying hopes one steamy and stormy night. More

With her hypnotic lilt and ethereal spirit, Plummer's performance is, without question, one of the finest of the year. More

The design team of Derek McLane (scenic), David Lander (lighting), and John Gromada (composition/sound) magically transform the stage at the Loeb Drama Center into the sultry environs of a run-down tourist hotel on the tropical coast of Mexico in the summer of 1940. More

[Director Michael Wilson] garners a superb performance from Amanda Plummer, a very good performance by Bill Heck, and benefits from a supporting cast of Tony-winners and Broadway-caliber production values. More

As with many Williams creations, this is a drama about wrestling with love, personal identity and life’s thematic meanings. More

Plummer’s is by far the best performance here, and by any actress on a local stage this year. More

Bill Heck stars in an all-star Night of the Iguana at ART. More

Michael Wilson’s starry revival... ends in triumph thanks largely to some of Williams’ best all-time writing, a superb turn by Amanda Plummer and a cameo-to-end-all-cameos from the great James Earl Jones. More

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Press Releases

The American Repertory Theater is pleased to present The Night of the Iguana, written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Michael Wilson. Featuring Dana Delany, Bill Heck, Elizabeth Ashley, Amanda Plummer, James Earl Jones, and more.
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University has scheduled its remaining access performances for the 2016/17 Season including American Sign Language (ASL), open captioned, audio described, and sensory-friendly performances for select shows.

Click here to learn more about the production history of The Night of the Iguana.

Click here to read an interview with the three A.R.T. Institute students featured in the production.

Read the program for The Night of the Iguana here

 

To read more about The Night of the Iguana, read the A.R.T.'s Spring 2017 Guide here.

 

For more reading materials and content, view The Night of the Iguana Toolkit here.

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Ticket prices

A.R.T. Subscribers, Members, and Student Members: Log into your account for discounts. Tickets from $25

Run time

2 hours and 40 minutes including one intermission.

Venue

64 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets: 617.547.8300

Administrative Office: 617.495.2668

 

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Age Appropriateness

Recommended for grades 9 and up.
This classic American drama features psychologically complex characters and poetry that would be best appreciated by well-prepared high school students. The play contains sexual themes and nudity.

ASL Interpreted

Mar. 12, 2PM & Mar. 15, 7:30PM

Audio Described

Mar. 16, 7:30PM & Mar. 18, 2PM

Open Captioned Logo Open Captioned

Mar. 16, 7:30PM & Mar. 18, 2PM
 

Purchase your tickets for our ASL, OC, or AD performances via phone at 617.547.8300, in person, or by email at ticketservices@amrep.org.

Access

Accessibilty
Assistive Listening Devices
Large Print Programs

Post-performance discussions with members of the cast will follow matinee performances on Saturday, March 4 (2PM); Wednesday, March 8 (11AM); Saturday, March 11 (2PM); and Saturday, March 18 (2PM).

Performance sponsors:

The Night of the Iguana is presented by special arrangement with The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.