Tennessee Williams’ rarely performed A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur opens the Print Room theatre’s new Autumn season on 15 September 2016.
The cast includes Debbie Chazen as Bodey, Hermione Gulliford as Helena, Laura Rogers as Dorothea and Julia Watson as Miss Gluck.
It’s Sunday morning in early June, 1930s St Louis. In a sweltering apartment, as Dorothea completes her rigorous daily exercise regime, Bodey is in the kitchen, frying chicken for a picnic at Creve Coeur Lake. Upstairs neighbour Mrs Gluck has depression so bad she can’t even make coffee, and now Dorothea’s spinster colleague Helena arrives with the news that she’s found a lovely new apartment for them to share. But Dorothea’s mind is elsewhere, she is hoping for a call from the man of her dreams…
Tennessee Williams (1911 – 1983). Arguably one of the greatest American playwrights of the last century, he received a Rockerfeller fellowship in 1940 for his play Battle of Angels, and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948 for A Streetcar Named Desire and in 1955 for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Other plays include Summer and Smoke, The Rose Tattoo, Camino Real, Baby Doll, The Glass Menagerie, Orpheus Descending, Suddenly Last Summer, The Night of the Iguana, Sweet Bird of Youth, and The Two-Character Play.
Check out these rehearsal images by Catherine Ashmore[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”45″ gal_title=”A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur – rehearsal images”]