“Tennessee in the Summer” combines fine acting and production work in a sizzling examination of Tennessee Williams and his demons.
Mary Mallory – Tolucan Times
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
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
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
A common sense of artistic purpose shared by director, cast and playwright combines to make this a stellar production.
Kyra Oser – LA Examiner
This promising concept unfortunately plays out as a depthless melodrama in which subtlety takes a backseat to theatrical display.
Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly
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
Everyone excelled in bringing their characters, good, bad or indifferent, into something magnificent and appealing.
Mary E. Montoro – LifeInLA
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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