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Elysian Fields

A Glasgay! production of Elysian Fields by Derek McLuckie in 2008

ELYSIAN FIELDS
by Derek McLuckie

Director Derek McLuckie
Composer Tom Murray
Design Kirsten Hogg
Producer Steven Thomson
Programme

The Arches, Glasgow, 14-18 October 2008

Tennessee Williams – old, lonely, drink addled and drug addicted – has taken refuge in a suite in the Hotel Elysée. Wounded by the Broadway critics and mourning the death of his lover of fourteen years, he has become dependent on the care of paid companions: a group of handsome hustlers.

Psycho-active drugs are taken in copious amounts to fend off ever present panic: amphetamines are injected to counter-act the effects of sedatives and sleeping pills. This is the hallucinatory world of Elysian Fields. Hotel rooms morph into cells where Tennessee must confront his worst fear; confinement and his ghost haunted past.

CAST:
GRANT SMEATON
PAULINE GOLDSMITH
RICHARD PEARS
DEREK MCLUCKIE