One Act Play - Vieux Carre
Lewisville High School will compete in the annual University Interscholastic League One-Act Play contest series with a production of Vieux Carré by revered American playwright Tennessee Williams.
One of Williams’ later and lesser-known works, this highly autobiographical play is set in a dilapidated boarding house in the French Quarter of New Orleans in the 1930s. It focuses on an unnamed writer from St. Louis who has moved to New Orleans while struggling with his literary career, poverty, loneliness, and homosexuality. He interacts with a collection of misfit and brash residents at the boarding house. Williams started the script in 1938 but did not finish it until 40 years later. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and lasted just five performances; and yet, the poignant story it tells continues to engage and even haunt audiences today.
Schools open the One-Act Play competition at the Zone/District level and can advance through Bi-District, Area, and Region to the State contest held in Austin. Lewisville has advanced through Zone and District and will compete in the Bi-District Contest on Saturday, March 24, at Boyd High School in McKinney.