Brand New Productions of Williams’ Classic Plays
DIRECTED BY RUSTY WILSON
A powerful Southern family gathers at a birthday celebration for patriarch Big Daddy, who does not know that he is dying of cancer. In a scramble to secure their part of his estate, family members hide the truth about his diagnosis from him and Big Mama. Front and center as tensions mount are alcoholic former football hero Brick and his beautiful but sexually frustrated wife Maggie “the Cat”; as their troubled relationship comes to a stormy and steamy climax, a shockwave of secrets are finally revealed. Brimming with the playwright’s trademark emotional intensity and insightful wit, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is an American treasure. Don’t miss Tennessee Williams’ rich and timeless family portrait.
DIRECTED BY JOSH CHENARDBeautiful Catharine Holly has been confined to a mental hospital for insisting on telling the story of exactly what killed her shy, handsome cousin Sebastian so suddenly last summer when they were on vacation at the coastal town of Cabeza de Lobo. It is not, to put it mildly, a nice story, and Sebastian’s possessive grande dame of a mother, Violet Venable wants an ambitious young doctor to silence her niece’s compulsive chatter with a lobotomy. Set in the overpowering tropical conservatory of Mrs. Venable’s mansion in the Garden District of New Orleans, Suddenly, Last Summer is a landmark work by one of America’s greatest playwrights, and a battle of wills between two of Williams’ most memorable female characters.