Sweet Bird of Youth

Sweet Bird of Youth
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September 14 - October 28, 2012 In the Albert
Approximate running time: 3 hours with 2 intermissions

  • [Diane Lane] gives full weight to both the warping... effects of a life lived in front of the mirror and the camera”— Chicago Tribune
  • Mr. Cromer provides just the right environment for their dreams to clash and burn is a relief.”—The New York Times
  • [Finn Wittrock is] terrific”— Chicago Tribune
  • Diane Lane delivers a superbly convincing performance” — Variety
  • As good as Ms. Lane was in the first act, she’s even better in the last scene” — The New York Times
  • Passionate...Arresting” — Chicago Tribune
  • stars — Time Out Chicago
  • [Diane Lane gives a] scarily intelligent performance…downright wonderful”— The New York Times
  • Diane Lane is luminous [and] mesmerizing”— Time Out Chicago
  • Cromer continues to lay claim to being a foremost interpreter of mid-century American drama”— Variety
  • [Finn Wittrock gives an] excellent performance”— Variety

Academy Award nominee Diane Lane (Unfaithful) and Broadway’s Finn Wittrock (Death of a Salesman) light up this stunning American classic, directed by Chicago’s own David Cromer.

 

Into a tiny Gulf Coast hamlet drifts an improbable couple: the Princess Kosmonopolis, a Hollywood legend fleeing the disastrous premiere of her latest epic, and Chance Wayne, a young actor-turned-gigolo who has brought his new benefactress to his hometown in hopes of reclaiming his former glory. But when a youthful mistake surfaces that threatens Chance’s plan, the pair are forced to confront their crumbling dreams. Laced with humor and Williams’ “characteristically gorgeous lyricism” (The New York Times), Sweet Bird of Youth is a sensual, haunting theatrical journey that will captivate and seduce you.

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    Audiences are calling Tennesee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth "powerful" and "moving." Now extended by popular demand through October 28!

  • Sweet Bird of Youth Behind the Scenes
    Catch a glimpse into the rehearsal room of Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth, starring Diane Lane and Finn Wittrock and directed by David Cromer.

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    Check out our exclusive trailer for Sweet Bird of Youth.

  • Sweet Bird of Youth: Interview with Director David Cromer
    Learn more about David Cromer's interest in directing Tennessee Willams' Sweet Bird of Youth.

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  • Sweet Bird of Youth Rehearsal Photos
    Academy Award nominee Diane Lane (Princess Kosmonopolis) costars with Broadway's Finn Wittrock (Chance Wayne) in Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth directed by David Cromer at Goodman Theatre.

  • Sweet Bird of Youth Rehearsal Photos
    Academy Award nominee Diane Lane (Princess Kosmonopolis) costars with Broadway's Finn Wittrock (Chance Wayne) in Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth directed by David Cromer at Goodman Theatre.

  • Sweet Bird of Youth Rehearsal Photos
    John Judd (Boss Finley) and Kristina Johnson (Heavenly) during a rehearsal of Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth, directed by David Cromer at Goodman Theatre.

  • Sweet Bird of Youth Rehearsal Photos
    Chicago native and critically acclaimed director David Cromer makes his Goodman Theatre directorial debut in Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth.

  • Sweet Bird of Youth Rehearsal Photos
    Chicago native and critically acclaimed director David Cromer makes his Goodman Theatre directorial debut in Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth.

  • Sweet Bird of Youth Production Photos
    Academy Award nominee Diane Lane (Princess Kosmonopolis) costars with Broadway’s Finn Wittrock (Chance Wayne) in Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth directed by David Cromer at Goodman Theatre.

  • Sweet Bird of Youth Production Photos
    Academy Award nominee Diane Lane (Princess Kosmonopolis) costars with Broadway’s Finn Wittrock (Chance Wayne) in Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth directed by David Cromer at Goodman Theatre.

  • Sweet Bird of Youth Production Photos
    Academy Award nominee Diane Lane (Princess Kosmonopolis) costars with Broadway’s Finn Wittrock (Chance Wayne) in Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth directed by David Cromer at Goodman Theatre.

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    Colm O'Reilly (George Scudder), Penny Slusher (Aunt Nonnie) and John Judd (Boss Finley) in Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth directed by David Cromer.

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    Colm O'Reilly (George Scudder) and Vincent Teninty (Tom Finley, Jr.) in Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth directed by David Cromer.

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    John Judd (Boss Finley), D'Wayne Taylor (Charles) and Kristina Johnson (Heavenly Finley) in Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth directed by David Cromer.

  • Sweet Bird of Youth Production Photos
    John Judd (Boss Finley), Craig Spidle (Ensemble), Vincent Teninty (Tom Finley, Jr.) Kristina Johnson (Heavenly Finley), Penny Slusher (Aunt Nonnie) and Colm O'Reilly (George Scudder) in Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth directed by David Cromer.

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    Dan Waller (Bud) and Jennifer Engstrom (Miss Lucy) in Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth directed by David Cromer.

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