Artistic Director of The Print Room at the Coronet Anda Winters, has announced the full cast for Tennessee Williams’ rarely performed A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur which opens the theatre’s new Autumn season. Michael Oakley directs Debbie Chazen as Bodey, Hermione Gulliford as Helena, Laura Rogers as Dorothea and Julia Watson as Miss Gluck. The production opens in the main theatre space on 15 September, with previews from 12 September and runs until 7 October.
It’s Sunday morning in early June, 1930s St Louis. In a sweltering apartment, as Dorothea completes her rigorous daily exercise regime, Bodey is in the kitchen, frying chicken for a picnic at Creve Coeur Lake. Upstairs neighbour Mrs Gluck has depression so bad she can’t even make coffee, and now Dorothea’s spinster colleague Helena arrives with the news that she’s found a lovely new apartment for them to share. But Dorothea’s mind is elsewhere, she is hoping for a call from the man of her dreams…
Tennessee Williams (1911 – 1983). Arguably one of the greatest American playwrights of the last century, he received a Rockerfeller fellowship in 1940 for his play Battle of Angels, and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948 for A Streetcar Named Desire and in 1955 for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Other plays include Summer and Smoke, The Rose Tattoo, Camino Real, Baby Doll, The Glass Menagerie, Orpheus Descending, Suddenly Last Summer, The Night of the Iguana, Sweet Bird of Youth, and The Two-Character Play.
Performance dates and times
A Lovely Sunday For Creve Coeur by Tennessee Williams
12 September – 7 October
Tickets: Official Website
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