April 13-May 8, 2010
@ The Ontological Theater at St. Mark’s Church
Directed by David Herskovits
With McKenna Kerrigan, John Kurzynowski, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Hubert Point-Du Jour & Steven Rattazzi
In 1948 Elia Kazan started work on a strange new play by Tennessee Williams, and in 1953 Camino Real opened and quickly closed on Broadway. How did they create this astonishing work? How did Kazan’s 1952 testimony before the HUAC and its traumatic aftermath affect the creative process? Was Camino indeed a flop, or was it actually – in a deeper more permanent sense – an important success? How does anyone create something truly new? Our company-created piece is the story of these two giants and how they changed American culture.