21 Dec Miss Carrie in Vieux Carre
Jaselyn had a blast performing the role of Miss Carrie in Tennessee William’s Vieux Carre. And the reviews were outstanding. Directed by Kristopher Lencowski, the play was the last one written by Tennessee Williams.
While the play is occasionally contemplative, it’s never slow, and under his leadership the actors attack their roles with fearless gusto. Jaselyn Blanchard, who like others in the cast is no stranger to the big stage next door on Washington Street – she featured in Trinity’s season opener, Camelot – stands out in the role of Miss Carrie, one of two old ladies living in the decrepit boarding house where the play is set. She and Charlotte Graham have their work cut out for them – outside of a context like this, no one would ever cast such a yawning age gap. But with the aid of colorful characterizations and perhaps a touch too much makeup, the two get the job done. – Rhode Island Monthly
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