The Company of Players (CoPs) - Hertford

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Season: 1975-1976
The Night of the Iguana
By  Tennessee Williams
Directed by Tony Cole-Hamilton

1940s Mexico an ex-minister, the Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon, has been locked out of his church after characterizing the Western image of God as a “senile delinquent”, during one of his sermons. Shannon is not de-frocked, but he is institutionalized for a “nervous breakdown”. Some time after his release, the Rev. Shannon obtains employment as a tour guide for a second-rate travel agency. Shortly before the opening of the play, Shannon is accused of having committed statutory rape of a sixteen-year-old girl, Charlotte Goodall, who is accompanying his current group of tourists.

As the curtain rises, Shannon and a group of women arrive at a cheap hotel on the coast of Mexico that had been managed by his friends Fred and Maxine Faulk. The former has recently died, and Maxine Faulk has assumed sole responsibility for managing the establishment.

Struggling emotionally, Shannon tries to manage his tour party, who have turned against him for entering i

CAST

Rev T Lawrence Shannon
Hannah Jelkes
Maxine Faulk
Judith Fellowes
Charlotte Goodall
Jake Lalto

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