Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by David Cromer

Diane Lane “gives full weight to both the warping…effects of a life lived in front of the mirror and camera”

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

3 hours with 2 intermissions

Sweet Bird of Youth

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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