Suddenly Last Summer
Full Length Play, Drama / 2m, 5f
In one of Tennessee Williams' most haunting pieces of writing, how far will a mother go to preserve her son's reputation? Presented Off-Broadway with Something Unspoken under the collective title Garden District.
"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
- Licensing available for professional groups only. Some restrictions apply.
- Time Period: 1950s
- Setting: Part of a mansion in the Garden District in New Orleans.
- Additional Features: No intermission
MRS. VENABLE - mother of Sebastian, old and withered.
CATHERINE HOLLY - neice to Mrs. Venable, has since been admitted to a psychiatric hospital since witnessing the death of her cousin Sebastian.
MISS FOXHILL - Mrs. Venable's maid.
GEORGE HOLLY - Catherine's brother.
SISTER FELICITY - Catherine's caretaker from St. Mary's.
DR. CUKROWICZ - a young, attractive psychologist.
MRS. HOLLY - Catherine's mother.
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
Suddenly Last Summer premiered Off-Broadway in 1958, under the direction of Herbert Machiz.