Suddenly, Last Summer

Suddenly, Last Summer is a 1958 play by American author Tennessee Williams. concerning a cast of family members who dispute the story and character of a young man, Sebastian, who died the previous summer. While Sebastian’s mother, Mrs. Violet Venable, glorifies her son, her niece, Catherine, attacks Sebastian’s character, alleging that he died in Spain after preying on young men. The two sparring women each have their own motives for asserting their account of Sebastian: Mrs. Violet wishes to protect her son and ruin his attackers, and Catharine wants to gain partial control over Sebastian’s estate. The play is considered one of the greatest American plays of the modernist period. 

October 19th - 28th
The Black Box Theatre
1623 5th Avenue