SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH by Tennessee Williams
directed by Jennifer Welch
July 19 – August 24 (preview performance on July 18)
An improbable couple drifts into a tiny Gulf Coast town, searching for comfort in booze, pills and each others’ arms. Chance Wayne, a Broadway-actor-turned-gigolo, brings his latest benefactress south to his hometown to escape the disastrous premiere of her comeback film. When a youthful mistake surfaces that threatens Chance’s plan, they learn that dreams are destroyed here. Tennessee Williams’ SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH is a sensual, haunting journey.
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), Jeff Graham (Bud) with Carmen Yvette & Ariana Pina as Violet.
Production design by Alicia Griffiths, Adam Keller, Claire Kendrick & Jennifer Welch.
Run time: 2 hours, 45 minutes including 2 ten-minute intermissions.