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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Scribes, not spacemen, are the heroes of The Write Stuff, the off-beat and edgy comedy from playwrights Joe Napoli and John Scacco (The Final Cut). Based on the all-too-real tribulations of show-biz writers, The Write Stuff unfolds on the eve of what could be a giant break for two aspiring filmmakers: a face-to-face with Hollywood's heaviest-hitting producer. As the clock ticks -- and with only one chance to pitch a winning idea -- the two embark on a frantic search to find the perfect story. Get swept up in this fast-paced one-act play at the Tides Theatre. 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).