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

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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  • 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.

  • Sweet Bird of Youth Production Photos
    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.

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

  • Sweet Bird of Youth Production Photos
    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.

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

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