|Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams
| Open: 02/09/13 Close: 03/04/13
The wealthy Violet Venable attempts to bribe Dr. Cukrowicz, a psycho-surgeon from a New Orleans mental hospital that is desperately in need of funds, into lobotomizing her niece, Catharine Holly. Violet wants the operation performed in order to prevent Catharine from defiling the memory of her son, the poet Sebastian. Catharine has been babbling obscenely about Sebastian's mysterious death that she witnessed while on holiday together in Spain the previous summer.
(New York, NY) Fresh from IVANOV starring Ethan Hawke, Obie- Award winning director Austin Pendleton directs Tennessee Williams' stark and religiously sensual morality play SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER with the Mississippi Mud. This is the play that moved Brookes Atkinson to praise Williams as being "at the peak of his talent as a poet of the damned." It is brought to life in a new bold raw space production that places center stage the lush language of this modern fable. Mr. Pendleton stars as Dr. Cukrowicz and helms a talented cast of actors that features Johanna Leister (Broadway: WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY w/Mary Tyler Moore, TARTUFFE w/Victor Garber, DRACULA w/Raul Julia, and WHODUNNIT w/Fred Gwynne; BEYOND THE HORIZON at Irish Rep; 4 years as Phoebe Smith on THE EDGE OF NIGHT) and Jen Danby (VIVIEN LEIGH: THE LAST PRESS CONFERENCE, ORSON'S SHADOW with Mississippi Mud, and CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Mud Lab production, directed by Austin Pendleton, "Paula" and "Bad Pictures" vlogisodes with The Wooster Group, the film RUN #3 ).