Sweet Bird of Youth: Tennessee Williams' Sultry Drama
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The last date listed for Sweet Bird of Youth was Saturday August 24, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Over the course of one sultry evening, a prominent Southern family is pushed to the brink when tender memories are relived and life-altering secrets are revealed. Wealthy plantation owner Big Daddy's family has gathered to celebrate his 65th birthday, while sparing him the news that he's dying of cancer. As one son, a former football hero, mysteriously retreats from his desirable but sexually frustrated wife, his money-hungry brother and sister-in-law plot to secure more than their fair share of the family fortune. This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by American icon Tennessee Williams sizzles with passion and greed. Learn More
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Featured review from JRed Velvet
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This play was interesting and the cast did well overall. There seemed to be some overacting yet that was probably intentional. I enjoyed Miss Lucy the most. Wish the father did not yell soooo loud. He needs to tone down the volume a bit in such a small space. The play is rather long - three hours yet it did keep my attention most of the time. Didn't quite get when or why the music played in certain parts. Seemed like it just came on randomly - not sure. Lastly, they need to open the house earlier going forward (this was a preview). Quite a few of us bought concessions at the other small theaters in the building while we waited. Overall, very good for a preview.
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This production does Tennessee Williams proud in all respects! The acting is superb all around with the leads, Fontana Butterfield and Dan Fagan, as well as Joe Kearns and John Terrell as Boss and Junior Finley, perfectly cast to fully exhibit...continued
This show is two hours and 45 minutes with two 10-minute intermissions.
Featuring: Fontana Butterfield (Princess), Dan Fagan (Chance), Hilary Hesse (Heavenly), Joseph Kearns (Boss), John Terrell (Tom Jr.), James Martin (Fly/Charles), Carolyn Compton (Aunt Nonnie), Shannon Warrick (Miss Lucy), John Lowell (Scudder), Francis Serpa (Stuff), Sean Hallinan (the Heckler), Sam Vegas (Hatcher), James Baldock (Scotty) and Jeff Graham (Bud).