Time Period - 1950s
Settings Of Play - Part of a mansion in the Garden District in New Orleans.
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Catherine Holly has witnessed the murder of her cousin Sebatian, which has sent her to a psychiatric hospital. When Sebastian's mother, Mrs. Venable, invites a psychiatrist to question Catherine about her story, she paints a picture so graphic it's almost unbelievable. Mrs. Venable would rather not believe it and have her son's secrets remain secrets. In one of Tennessee Williams' most haunting pieces of writing, how far will a mother go to preserve her son's reputation?
"It represents Mr. Williams at the peak of his talent... his most devastating statement about corruption in the world... a triumphant piece of dramatic literature." – The New York Times, Read More
"A haunting spell that is virtually hypnotic in its compelling power." – New York Post
Suddenly Last Summer premiered Off-Broadway in 1958, under the direction of Herbert Machiz.