Posts Tagged ‘Tennessee Williams’

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

Cameron Watson directs two equally sensational ensembles in Antaeus Theatre Company’s pitch-perfect intimate revival of Tennessee Williams’ Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, not only one of the finest productions now playing around town but (sound the trumpets!) the very first to grace the brand-spanking-new Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Beautiful Downtown Glendale.
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BABY DOLL

A just-right darkly comedic tone and pitch-perfect performances turn minor Tennessee Williams into major summer entertainment as the Fountain Theater gives West Coast audiences their first taste of Pierre Laville and Emily Mann’s streamlined, Williams-estate-approved adaptation of the 1956 movie potboiler Baby Doll.
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THE ECCENTRICITIES OF A NIGHTINGALE

Ginna Carter gives quite possibly the year’s most brilliant dramatic performance as Alma Winemiller in Pacific Resident Theatre’s absolutely superb revival of Tennessee Williams’ The Eccentricities Of A Nightingale, impeccably directed by Dana Jackson.
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THE GLASS MENAGERIE

The wordless five-minute sequence that introduces us, heartstoppingly, to a Tom Wingfield haunted by memories that even years of distance have been unable to extinguish is but the first indication that Christian Lebano’s vision for Tennessee Williams’ most enduring classic is one we have not yet seen, and one that we will be talking and thinking about long after the light dims on the last of Tom’s sister’s precious Glass Menagerie.
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SUMMER AND SMOKE

Hollywood’s increasingly risk-taking Christian-based Actors Co-op takes a walk on the wild(er) side with its terrifically acted revival of Tennessee Williams’ Summer And Smoke, one that provides a surprising number of laughs along the way to the dramatic second act you might expect from the man who heated things up with A Streetcar Named Desire and Suddenly Last Summer.
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VIEUX CARRÉ

Memories light the corners of Tennessee Williams’ mind in Vieux Carré, the Great American Playwright’s reminiscences of time spent in New Orleans’ French Quarter, revived to vibrant, excitingly theatrical life by Coeurage Theatre Company under Jeremy Lelliott’s inspired direction.
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THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Orange County’s Theatre Out concludes its 2015 season with a mostly quite successful revival of Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie, a play which, even seven decades after its 1944 Broadway premiere, remains his most timeless work.
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CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

RECOMMENDED

A pair of sensational performances by Sienna Farall as Maggie and Brian Robert Harris as Big Daddy elevate Theatre Palisades’ revival of Tennessee Williams Cat On A Hot Tin Roof above standard community theater fare.
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