With no paratrooper around and Nightingale too pushy for comfort, the Writer turns his attention to Sky (Jamey Grisham), a musician who comes back to the boarding house to pick up his knapsack, which contains his clarinet. He's a jazz player, but he's leaving New Orleans because the black players are "not excited about playing with a honky." He also fled a woman he was about to marry, and the Writer is thinking about joining him on a trek to California.
Although the novice Williams doesn't develop some incidental possibilities, as mentioned above, when he sees a melodramatic opportunity, he latches on. So although Jane's fleshy obsession with Tye has its own self-evident motivation, the playwright gives her a fatal blood disease to pique her despair. Most disturbingly, to justify Tye's being upset at one point, Williams has him describe in detail a grisly killing that makes Grand Guignol theater seem like Sesame Street.
As theater opportunities go, the $12 productions by students of the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA program are not just a bargain, they're reliably well-performed. Look for the opportunities.
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