|Suddenly Last Summer
| Open: 09/16/11 Close: 10/02/11
WHITE HORSE THEATER COMPANY known for acclaimed productions of plays by Sam Shepard and Tennessee Williams commemorates Tennessee Williams’ 100th Birthday by presenting his play, SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER. The play is directed by White Horse Producing Artistic Director Cyndy A. Marion recognized for her recent revivals of Williams’ Clothes for a Summer Hotel, Small Craft Warnings and In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel. SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER will play a three-week limited engagement at Hudson Guild Theatre (441 West 26th Street, btw. 9th & 10th Ave.). Performances begin Friday, September 16 and continue through Sunday, October 2. Opening Night is Monday, September 19 (8 p.m.).
Considered one of Williams’ most challenging plays—this grotesque “moral fable”, set in the Garden District of New Orleans, seeks to unearth the truth behind what happened last summer to Mrs. Venable’s son Sebastian. Catharine, Sebastian’s cousin, has painted a scandalous account. In an attempt to silence Catharine forever, Mrs. Venable tries to convince a doctor that Catharine is disturbed and in need of a lobotomy. The doctor must decide if Catharine is telling the truth.
Running Time: Approx. 90 minutes