Summer and Smoke (November 19 – December 5, 2009)

A Drama by Tennessee Williams

One of Williams’ most highly regarded works! The play is a simple love story between a somewhat puritanical young Southern girl and an unpuritanical young doctor. However, they find themselves caught between the dictates of their environments, and the dicatates of their hearts.

“The innocent and the damned, the lonely and the frustrated, the hopeful and the hopeless… [Williams] brings them all into focus with an earthy, irreverently comic passion.” – Newsweek

A Streetcar Named Desire (November 15 – December 1, 2007)

A Drama by Tennessee Williams

“One of the greatest dramas in theatre, adored by audiences since its Broadway opening in 1949”

The play reveals to the very depths, the character of Blanche du Bois, a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions, which lead her to reject – so far as possible – the realities of life with which she is faced and which she consistently ignores. The pressures brought to bear by her sister Stella with whom she goes to New Orleans to live, intensified by Stella’s very earthy young husband, Stanley, lead to a revelation of her tragic self-delusion and ultimate madness.

The Glass Menagerie (January 15-31, 2004)

A Drama by Tennessee Williams

One of the most famous plays of the modern theatre and a drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty! Amanda is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom and her daughter, Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating. Tom, to escape his mother’s nagging, seeks solace in alcohol and the movies; Laura, crippled and insecure, withdraws more and more. The crux of the action comes when a nice, ordinary fellow is invited to dinner as a “gentlemen caller” for Laura. Laura’s world shines, but unfortunately only briefly. The world of illusion which Amanda and Laura have striven to create in order to make life bearable, collapses about them.

Sweet Bird of Youth (January 9-25, 2003)

A Drama by Tennessee Williams

“Once again, a bolt of thunder has been hurled by Williams, and the theatre reverberates to its roar!”

The Princess, an aging motion picture actress in flight from her latest screen disaster, picks up Chance Wayne, a young hustler. Taking advantage of her drunkenness, and his own youth and good looks he lures her to the Southern town of his birth to see a young girl with whom he has had an affair and still loves. He hopes to use the Princess to promote a movie career for himself and his girl. What Chance does not know is that he has unwittingly infected the girl. Boss Finley, political despot and father of the girl, and his sadistic son and toadies lay in wait for his return and their revenge. Chance is deserted by his patroness, and far worse, his youth!