- NOMINEE! 1999 Tony Award for Best Play
"Enthralling...A feverish, full strength compassion for people in cages makes Nightingales fly toward a realm of pain and beauty that is the province of greatness...The emotions, both savage and painfully delicate, that saturate this work are arguably more rich and varied in tone than those of any American dramatist...The voices of Williams's entrapped nightingales...refuse to fade when the play is plunged into its concluding darkness." - The New York Times
"The best American play so far this season...It adds to the reputation of one of America's greatest playwrights." - The New York Daily News
"Fascinating." - The New York Post
"Changes our perception of a major writer and still packs a hefty political punch." - London Independent
- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
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- Time Period: 1930s
- Setting: A large American prison during the summer of 1938.
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
THE VOICE OF THE LORELEI
JIM ALLISON (Canary Jim)
BOSS WHALEN - the warden
JACK BRISTOL (Sailor Jack)
SCHULTZ - a guard
MCBURNEY - a guard
OLIVER ARMSTEAD (Ollie)
JEREMY TROUT (Swifty)
GUARDS, CONVICTS, TROOPERS
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Multicultural casting
- Room for Extras
Not About Nightingales premiered at the Alley Theatre in Houston, TX in June 1998 under the direction of Trevor Nunn.