TENNESSEE IN THE SUMMER: 89% – SWEET

SWEET
“Tennessee in the Summer” combines fine acting and production work in a sizzling examination of Tennessee Williams and his demons.
Mary Mallory – Tolucan Times

SWEET
Credit goes to director Sal Romeo for keeping the four-person cast cognizant of the all-too-real tragedies in Williams’ life, which though the stuff of soap opera, were hardly a soap opera to those who experienced them.
Thomas Waldman – NoHoArtsDistrict

SWEET
This is an instructive play, well-mounted and well-presented. If you have any interest in American theatre history, then, yes, you should see it.
Dale Reynolds – Stagehappenings

SWEET
The turmoil suggested in Tennessee in the Summer is testament to where the Drama must have come from. The play presents an equally fervent illustration of the passions, not always uplifting, that created its tragic hero.
Michael Sheehan – OnStageLosAngeles

SWEET
A common sense of artistic purpose shared by director, cast and playwright combines to make this a stellar production.
Kyra Oser – LA Examiner

BITTER
This promising concept unfortunately plays out as a depthless melodrama in which subtlety takes a backseat to theatrical display.
Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

SWEET
This dark portrait of an artist haunted by the past and tormented by the critical rejection and box-office failure that followed a long period of great triumph is one heck of an emotional ride; in the wrong hands, it easily could devolve into bathos. Sal Romeo’s taut direction and a sterling four-member cast, however, deliver the goods with unflinching honesty.
Lynne Heffley – The Burbank Leader

SWEET
Everyone excelled in bringing their characters, good, bad or indifferent, into something magnificent and appealing.
Mary E. Montoro – LifeInLA

SWEET
Of prominence, was the skillful acting by the small ensemble cast of four.
Marilyn Tower Oliver – Los Feliz Ledger

TENNESSEE IN THE SUMMER
The Sidewalk Studio Theatre
4150 Riverside Drive, Burbank
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 10, 2012
Tickets: $20; 800-838-3066

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