Diane Lane "gives full weight to both the warping...effects of a life lived in front of the mirror and camera"
– CHICAGO TRIBUNE

September 14 - October 28, 2012 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 3 hours with 2 intermissions

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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Artists

By TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, Directed by DAVID CROMER

Cast

JOHN BYRNES - Dan Hatcher
SEAN COOPER - Heckler
MAGGIE CORBETT - Edna
JENNIFER ENGSTROM - Miss Lucy
PETER FITZSIMMONS - Scotty
KRISTINA JOHNSON - Heavenly Finley
JOHN JUDD - Boss Finley
DIANE LANE - Alexandra Del Lago
ALLIE LONG - Ensemble
TIM MUSACHIO - Ensemble
COLM O'REILLY - George Scudder
TYLER RAVELSON - Stuff
MATT SCHWADER - Ensemble
PENNY SLUSHER - Aunt Nonnie
CRAIG SPIDLE - Ensemble
D'WAYNE TAYLOR - Charles
VINCENT TENINTY - Tom Jr.
DAN WALLER - Bud
R. CHARLES WILKERSON - Fly
FINN WITTROCK - Chance Wayne
KARA ZEDIKER - Violet

Creative Team and Crew

JAMES SCHUETTE - Scenic and Costume Design
KEITH PARHAM - Lighting Design
JOSH SCHMIDT - Original Music and Sound Design
MAYA CIARROCCHI - Projections
DAVID WOOLLEY - Fight Choreographer
KATE DEVORE - Dialect and Vocal Coach
NEENA ARNDT - Dramaturg
ADAM BELCUORE - Casting
JOSEPH DRUMMOND - Production Stage Manager
KATHLEEN PETROZIELLO - Stage Manager

Critical Praise
  • "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

  • ★★★★ (out of 5)

    - 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

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