suddenly, last summer
the red light district’s truthiness commission (with the playwright project) presents:
SUDDENLY, last summer
by tennessee williams
playing at various venues across toronto.
may 1-7, 2012
suddenly, last summer, he died.
sebastian venable, an obscure poet with a dirty secret, was brutally killed on vacation in spain. only his beautiful young cousin saw it—but her story will engulf his legacy in scandal, and his broken-hearted mother will stop at nothing to silence her.
with the promise of an enormous research grant, mrs. venable enlists the help of an attractive young doctor pioneering in the field of lobotomy to examine the girl. the two women’s final showdown pits truth against money in a searing emotional battle over memory, love, and art.
nicky guadagni* as violet venable
maarika pinkney as catherine holly
milan malisic as doctor sugar
eve wylden as mrs. holly
simon esler as george holly
briana templeton as sister felicity
director – ted witzel
choreographer – brian solomon
set design – lindsay c. walker
costume design – erin telegdi & sj thiessen
lighting design – renée brode
sound design – tristan johnston
makeup design – christina zaza
stage manager – heather bellingham
production manager – christopher ross
producer – kerry freek