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Suddenly Last Summer
a Drama
CATEGORY :
by Tennessee Williams

COMPANY : Theatre Arts Guild
VENUE : Georgia Perimeter College - Marvin Cole Auditorium
ID# 1390

SHOWING : October 28, 2005 - November 06, 2005

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

"This, says Mr. Williams through the most sympathetic voice among his characters, 'is a true story about the time and the world we live in.' He has made it seem true - or at least curiously and suspensefully possible - by the extraordinary skill with which he has wrung detail after detail out of a young woman who has lived with horror. Catherine Holly, a girl who has been the sole witness to her cousin's unbelievably shocking death, is brought into a 'planned jungle' of a New Orleans garden to confront a family that is intensely interested in having her deny the lurid tale she has told. The post-dilettante's aunt is, indeed, so ruthlessly eager to suppress the facts that she had the girl incarcerated in a mental institution and she is perfectly willing, once she finishes her ritualistic five o'clock frozen daiquiri, to order the performance of a frontal lobotomy. A man stands in rigid attention; a doctor prepares a hypodermic needle to force the truth; greedy relatives beg her to recant in return for solid cash. Under the assorted, and thoroughly fascinating, pressures that are brought to bear, and under the intolerable, stammering strain of reliving her own memories, Miss Holly slowly, painfully, hypnotically paints a concrete and blistering portrait of loneliness...of the sudden snapping of that spider's web that is one man's life, of ultimate panic and futile flight. The very reluctance with which the grim, hopeless narrative is unfolded blinds us to it; Mr. Williams threads it out with a spare, sure, sharply vivid control of language...and the spell is cast."
The New York Herald Tribune


CAST & CREW LIST
Light Design Jessica Coale
Stage Manager Barbara Griffin
Production Manager/Set Jennifer Jenkins
Dramaturge Stuart Noel
Costume Design Neal Vipperman
Mrs. Venable Amanda Renee Baker
Sister Felicity Rose Bianco
Miss Foxhill Tonya Grant
George Holly Clint Johnson
Mrs. Holly Jenna McKenzie
Dr. Cukrowicz Clark Sawyer
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