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Good Company Theatre presents Tennessee Williams’ ‘The Two-Character Play’

By Deann Armes - Special to the Standard-Examiner | Jan 12, 2022

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Jesse Nepivoda appears as Felice in Good Company Theatre's upcoming production of "The Two-Character Play."

Good Company Theatre’s next production is the provocative psychological thriller “The Two-Character Play” by the celebrated American playwright Tennessee Williams. It is a play relevant to these pandemic days, says company co-director Camille Washington.

“‘The Two-Character Play'” is a pandemic play, even though it was written over 50 years ago,” Washington said. “A sister and brother caught in swirling isolation, dipping in and out of sanity feels very prescient for current times.”

Originally set to open on Thursday, the downtown theater company announced Monday that it has been postponed until later this month.

The 100-minute play is directed by Teresa Santerson (“Tragedy Averted,” “Marie Antoinette”), starring Natalie Keezer (“Caroline, or Change,” “The Weyward Sisters”) as Clare and Jesse Nepivoda (“Gloria,” “Constellations”) as Felice.

The two Southern siblings, stuck in the middle of nowhere after their acting troupe abandoned them on the road, argue about whether or not to perform “The Two-Character Play” when the audience arrives. Clare and Felice slip in and out of reality as the sinister origins of their performance emerge.

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Natalie Keezer appears as Clare in Good Company Theatre's upcoming production of "The Two-Character Play."

“Arguably, no one is as good at building paranoid tension as Tennessee Williams was,” explains Good Company Theatre co-Director Alicia Washington in a release. “This intense play gives distorted meaning to the phrase ‘family drama.'”

This production of “The Two-Character Play” is made possible with the support of Weber County RAMP, Utah Division of Arts and Museums, National Endowment for the Arts and Ogden City Arts.

Patrons are required to present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of the performance. Photos of documentation will not be accepted. Staff and audiences are required to wear protective face masks while at Good Company Theatre, including throughout performances and in all common areas. There will be a 10-minute intermission.

Good Company Theatre, founded in 2012 by Washington “develops and promotes high-quality, eclectic theatrical productions and events, forging new relationships between audiences, performers, and spaces in the process.”

The play contains gendered and racial language, and discretion is advised for audiences under age 13, advises Good Company Theatre.

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Good Company Theatre's production of "The Two-Character Play" by Tennessee Williams is postponed until later this month.

The theater is located at 2404 Wall Ave. in Ogden. General questions can be asked via phone at 801-917-4969 or via email at info@goodcotheatre.com.

Tickets are $25 online at goodcotheatre.com or at the box office 30 minutes before showtimes.

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