The Eccentricities of a Nightingale by Tennessee Williams

September 9, 2018 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Bethany Mission Gallery
1527 Brandywine St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Tina Brock

Tennessee Williams at his shining, gentle best, interpreted by The IRC!  Bethany Mission Gallery transforms into Glorious Hill, Mississippi for this rarely performed, preferred revision of Williams’ Summer and Smoke.  The Gallery’s unique collection of outsider art frames an unusual, poetic blending of two art forms.



Kassy Bradford

Tina Brock

Tomas Dura

Carol Florence

Carlos Forbes

Jimmy Guckin

Jane Moore

Bob Schmidt

John Zak


Directed by Tina Brock


Costume Design: Erica Hoelscher

Lighting and Set Design: Maria Shaplin

Sound Design: Tina Brock


“This is a warm, rich play full of that compassion and understanding and that simple poetry of the heart that is Mr. Williams at his shining, gentle best.”

The New York Times


“…representative of Williams at his most wonderful…the sheer poetry of his language still comes with surprise.”

NY Post


“…a powerful, more often than not heart-rending tale of a spinster undone by dreams…some moments exhale a poetry beyond description.”

NY Magazine


“This richly atmospheric, emotionally rewarding…Williams devotees and newcomers alike should flock.”

Los Angeles Times


“…haunting, vibrant…an exquisite work.”



September 4 – 23, 2018

The Bethany Mission Gallery

Philadelphia, PA 19130


Tickets: $15-25, call 215.285.0472 or email [email protected]


Tuesday thru Saturday Evenings – 7:30 pm

Sunday Matinees – 2:30 pm


Preview Performances (9/4, 9/5) – $15

Opening Night (9/6) – $25

Weeknights (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) – $22

Week End (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) – $25


Seating is limited; early arrival is encouraged.

The gallery will be open at 6:30 pm (Tues–Sat) and 1:30 pm (Sunday).

Seating for the performance begins one half-hour before curtain.

Inquire about student, senior, industry and group discounts.


The IRC. We bring good nothingness to life.

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