Jared Bowen's Arts Ahead: Vixens and Cross Dressers

By Jared Bowen

Feb. 2, 2012


Glenn Close and Mia Wasikowska in the film Albert Nobbs.

BOSTON—Two female leads portray women who go to extremes as they face the fallout of war and the pressure of hardship.

Albert Nobbs.
In theaters now.
Award winning actress Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs) plays a woman passing as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some thirty years after donning men’s clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making. Adapted from the short story by Irish author George Moore and nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.

Green Eyes
Company One in cooperation with The Kindness 
At the Ames Hotel through Feb. 26h
Travis Chaberlain brings his site-specific production of Tennessee Williams' Green Eyes to Boston. Written in 1970, this “lost” erotic thriller graphically reveals the impact of war through the sexual fantasies of a newlywed couple honeymooning in New Orleans. He’s a soldier, traumatized by his participation in the war; she's a ravenous woman determined to satisfy the darkest recesses of her most deviant desires.

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