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Press for THE MUTILATED

"Revived under Cosmin Chivu’s direction, the production was nothing short of brilliant....Arcade and Stole...take the audience on a merry romp, with moments of bathos, lewdness, violent outbursts and crude jokes.

—Robert Israel
Boston Edge, October 1, 2013

"What Penny Arcade and Mink Stole will make of Williams’s radiantly lurid characters could well be one of the livelier sideshows in a theatrical season rich in promising double acts."

—Charles Isherwood,
New York Times, Sept. 5, 2013

"Composer and trumpet-player Jesse Selengut’s choral and Dixieland brass arrangements wound in and around the story enhancing the production with style and wit, creating a fable."

The Provincetown Banner,
Oct. 3, 2013

“Mink Stole, Penny Arcade, Tennessee Williams, together at last
in a play called The Mutilated??? It’s coming soon!”
- John Waters

NOW EXTENDED UNTIL DECEMBER 1!

Beth Bartley Productions, Thomas Keith and New Ohio Theatre present

NOV 1 - 24DEC 1

MINK STOLE and PENNY ARCADE in

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' COMEDY

THE MUTILATED

Directed by Cosmin Chivu
Original music by Jesse Selengut


Set design: Anka Lupes
Lighting design: Graham Kindred
Costume design: Angela Wendt
Choreography: Lauren Gaul
Stage manager: Laura Malseed
Assistant Director: Dana Greenfeld
Assistant Set Design: Justin West
Assistant Costume Design: Matsy Stinson


With: Warren Bub, Ashley Burroughs, Tom Drummer, Alec Funiciello, Randall Holloway, Jon Wayne Martin, Alex Nicholson, Niko Papastefanou, Joenelle Reubottom, Amanda Salazar, Kennebrew Taylor, Patrick Darwin Williams, and Jesse Selengut and Tin Pan Band


"The style is kin to vaudeville, burlesque and slapstick, with a dash of pop art thrown in....[An] allegory on the tragicomic subject of human existence on this risky planet."
—Tennessee Williams


One of the funniest, strangest, most neglected and most moving of Tennessee Williams’s later plays, The Mutilated takes place on Christmas Eve in New Orleans in the late 1940s. Trinket Dugan (Stole), a Texas oil heiress and cancer survivor, is hiding away at the Silver Dollar Hotel with a painful secret; and her buxom buddy Celeste Delacroix Griffin (Arcade), a vagrant, shoplifter, an over-the-hill (though always hopeful) prostitute is Trinket’s only real friend and the only person who knows her secret. But their friendship has been pushed to the limit; Celeste wants money, a free meal, a jug of California tokay wine, and takes anything she can bully, bribe or blackmail from Trinket. When Trinket finds out Celeste has humiliated her by broadcasting her secret around the Quarter, the battle is on and they fight cruelly among the singing “Quarter Rats” — con men, hookers, cops, freaks, sailors, and drunks — until they find a way to resuscitate their friendship just in time to share a mystical experience that changes their lives.

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