The Night of the Iguana

Northwestern University
633 Clark St, Evanston, IL 60208
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

On a dilapidated hotel veranda outside Acapulco in 1940, the disgraced Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon struggles to avoid a nervous breakdown after a scandalous affair threatens his job and livelihood. Into his fever dream walks the artist Hannah Jelkes, looking for a quiet place to finally rest as her dying poet grandfather finishes his opus. With the hotel proprietor looking to tie Shannon down, angry tourists threatening drastic action and a family of Nazis invading their peace, can these two strangers offer each other the means to get through this long and turbulent night? Directed by second-year MFA directing student Damon Krometis, Tennessee Williams' last great masterpiece raises questions about the price of conviction and the power of compassion at a time when the world is at war.

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