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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With the book Lean In making a splash in 2013, the topic of women and success is just as fresh and current as it was in the 1980s, when Caryl Churchill wrote Top Girls in response to Margaret Thatcher's ambitious rise to power in the UK. Called "the best British play ever from a woman dramatist" by The Guardian, Top Girls follows Marlene, a ruthlessly ambitious career woman, who has seized every opportunity to make it to the top. In the play's famous opening scene, she celebrates her big promotion at a surreal dinner party whose guests are famous women from history and myth. After this celebratory moment, Top Girls changes course to show the cost of Marlene's ambitions. When a young relative shows up unannounced at her workplace, Marlene must examine what the next generations of women will gain (or lose) from the choices she made in her rush to the top. Learn More
Park at Sutter Stockton for reasonable parking and only slightly uphill walk to theater (only cost $3 for 5 hours) weekdays and max $6 after 6pm. Great drinks at Cantina across street and OK Italian at Cesario's next block. Great salads, OK pasta and calamari dishes and helpful waitstaff. More costly and much better is Scala's Bistro, or if in walking mood Colibri's (Mexican) 2-3 block away on Geary (Mason Street is VERY steep).info • Aug 02 2013 star this tip starred
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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.
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).