Tennessee Williams at his shining, gentle best, interpreted by The IRC! Bethany Mission Gallery transforms into Glorious Hill, Mississippi for this rarely performed, preferred revision of Williams’ Summer and Smoke. The Gallery’s unique collection of outsider art frames an unusual, poetic blending of two art forms.
Directed by Tina Brock
Costume Design: Erica Hoelscher
Lighting and Set Design: Maria Shaplin
Sound Design: Tina Brock
“This is a warm, rich play full of that compassion and understanding and that simple poetry of the heart that is Mr. Williams at his shining, gentle best.”
—The New York Times
“…representative of Williams at his most wonderful…the sheer poetry of his language still comes with surprise.”
“…a powerful, more often than not heart-rending tale of a spinster undone by dreams…some moments exhale a poetry beyond description.”
“This richly atmospheric, emotionally rewarding…Williams devotees and newcomers alike should flock.”
—Los Angeles Times
“…haunting, vibrant…an exquisite work.”
September 4 – 23, 2018
The Bethany Mission Gallery
Philadelphia, PA 19130
https://Eccentricities.bpt.me, call 215.285.0472 or email [email protected]
Tuesday thru Saturday Evenings – 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinees – 2:30 pm
Preview Performances (9/4, 9/5) – $15
Opening Night (9/6) – $25
Weeknights (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) – $22
Week End (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) – $25
Seating is limited; early arrival is encouraged.
The gallery will be open at 6:30 pm (Tues–Sat) and 1:30 pm (Sunday).
Seating for the performance begins one half-hour before curtain.
Inquire about student, senior, industry and group discounts.
The IRC. We bring good nothingness to life.