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Première of Tennessee Williams’s “In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel”
July 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - August 19, 2019 @ 10:00 pmR650
The Hotel Plays return to The Vineyard, from July 12 to August 17, with the third South African premiere of a Tennessee Williams classic. These exclusive dinner theatre performances have become a winter tradition at The Vineyard after three highly successful, extended seasons – an event sure to wow guests.
Now, The Vineyard and Abrahamse & Meyer Productions join forces again to bring Cape Town theatre lovers In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel. Written by Williams 50 years ago, the play forms part of his Japanese period which lasted a decade. In a 1975 interview, Williams noted that the principal characters in Tokyo Hotel were inspired by Jackson Pollock and his muse.
This year, The Vineyard’s pool bar will be transformed into an immersive performance/dining space where patrons will be transported to a Japanese Hotel Bar in the late 1960’s. A unique Japanese fusion menu has specially been developed for this event by Mike Bassett of Myoga to delight taste buds between acts. An unforgettable evening of fine wine, dining, and an immersive staging awaits audiences.
Seating is limited to 40 patrons per performance. Due to the intimate nature of this event, booking is essential. Tickets are priced at R650 per person and includes a three-course, wine-paired dinner, and the play. The food will be produced by Myoga chefs and served in the elegant Splash Café.
The Vineyard is again offering a special Hotel Plays accommodation package, which includes tickets to the show, the wine-paired dinner, coffee, and bed and breakfast at R2 545.00 for a single room and R3 195.00 for a double room, only available on the nights of the shows. To book, please contact [email protected] or call 021 657 4500.