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Tennessee Williams’ Eccentricities of a Nightingale

May 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


WHAT: Eccentricities of a Nightingale.
WHO: Written by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Trace Oakley.
Presented by Collaborative Artists Ensemble.
WHERE: The Sherry Theatre, 11052 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601.
WHEN: Opens Friday, May 3 at 8:00 p.m. Performances Fridays and
Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 7:00 p.m. Ends Sunday, May 26
ESTIMATED RUNNING TIME: 1 hour and 45 mins, including an intermission.

Our story: Poetic, sensitive and heartbreaking in a way only Tennessee Williams can deliver, “The Eccentricities of a Nightingale” explores the complicated relationship between Alma Winemiller, “nightingale” of Glorious Hill, Mississippi, and John Buchanan, JR. Alma, daughter of the strict reverend and his erratic wife is terrified that the chance for love has passed her by and has pined for her neighbor, John, since they were children. The charming and handsome John is a promising doctor who seemingly has it all, but is somehow looking for more and needs an escape from his overbearing mother.  Can their love ignite a flame or will Alma’s peculiarities and the social expectations placed on John prove to be too much to overcome?

Tennessee Williams, one of America’s most popular and critically revered playwrights, is the
author of this play.

“This is a warm, rich play full of that compassion and understanding and that simple poetry of the heart that is Mr. Williams at his shining, gentle best.” —The New York Times
“…representative of Williams at his most wonderful…the sheer poetry of his language still comes with surprise.” —NY Post
“…a powerful, more often than not heart-rending tale of a spinster undone by dreams…some moments exhale a poetry beyond description.” —NY Magazine

Trace Oakley directs a cast that includes Shannon Creedon Axtell, Kathy Bell Denton, Monica Mauro, Rory McLaverty, John Ogden, Daniel Pietruszka, Calliope Quinn, Jael Saran, Reagan Shen-Kao, Jason Sino, Meg Wallace and Pamela Wylie

Founded in 2008, Collaborative Artists Ensemble is in its fourteenth season. For more
information about the company, go to

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May 17
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sherry Theater
11052 Magnolia Boulevard
Los Angeles,CA91601
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