A drama by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Tom Mackan
Produced by Michelle Spanik
Designed by Dani Podetz
Aging Louisiana aristocrat, Violet Venables, plots to silence her traumatized niece Catharine Holly from sullying the family’s honour with her mad tale of the death of cousin Sebastian.
Theatre Burlington’s history of success in Festival-quality plays is lengthy and this enduring tragic drama from Williams’ rich mine of writing will be no exception. As with everything he writes, the truth of the human condition, its troubled relationships, is explored with Williams’ unforgiving honesty and, of course, his famous observant wit. Characters come to brilliant reality and remain lasting in our memories. Performances soar, the stage takes on a life of its own as the aging Louisiana aristocrat, Violet Venables, plots to silence her traumatized niece Catharine Holly from sullying the family’s honour with her mad tale of the death of cousin Sebastian.
It is from this play that the memorable 1959 film, starring Katherine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Montgomery Clift was adapted.
“This short, passionate, intense play combines realism and fantasy, offers suspense and deadly conflict, and contains some of the playwright’s most lyrical dialogue.”
– Theatre Reviews: Drama-logue
Mrs. Venable …. Deb Dagenais
Dr. Cukrowicz … A.J. Haygarth
Miss Foxhill … Alison Meyers-Gomez
Mrs. Holly … Kimberly Jonasson
George Holly … Rick Kanary
Catharine Holly … Natalie Ruginis
Sister Felicity … Carla Zabek
February 1-3*, 8-10*, 14-16 2013
*matinee 2:00 pm