Suddenly Last Summer presented by YPT and Lindsay Street Players
Young People’s Theatre Newcastle
Cnr Lawson & Lindsay Sts, Newcastle, NSW, 2303
YPT and Lindsay Street Players present Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams from 3 May – 1 June at YPT Theatre
Directed by Aaron Taylor and assisted by Isabella Archer.
Performed by Shanaya Budden, James Hilton, Holly Fishlock, Bridget Phipps, Dimitri Rizk, Kate Marschall and Chandler Sweet.
1936, in the Garden District of New Orleans. Mrs. Violet Venable, an elderly widow from a prominent local family, has invited a doctor to her home. She talks nostalgically about her son Sebastian, a poet who died under mysterious circumstances in Spain the previous summer. She offers to make a generous donation to support the doctor’s psychiatric research if he will perform a lobotomy on Catharine, her niece, who has been confined to a private mental asylum at her expense since returning to America. Mrs. Venable is eager to “shut her up” once and for all, as she continues to “babble” about Sebastian’s violent death and “smash” her son’s reputation. Far from being convinced of her insanity, however, the doctor believes her story could in fact be true.
YPT recommends this production to patrons High School Age and above.