- By Tennessee Williams
- Directed by Judith Ivey
A SULTRY AMERICAN CLASSIC
In this enduring American classic, family ties and layers of lies collide over the course of one simmering Southern summer night. Themes of morality, greed, and desire play across the stage in this explosive drama about what can happen when illusions begin to unravel. Brick, racked with guilt over his best friend’s death, numbs his pain with drink. Maggie, his wife, is determined to win even fleeting attention from her neglectful husband. But when three generations come together to celebrate a birthday—and discuss a will—all of the players start to crack under the pressure and the heat. How long can tensions build in a house boiling over with uncertainty, secrets, and maybe even love?
Content Advisory: Themes of morality, greed, and desire make this steamy classic more suitable for high-school-aged audiences and up.
Approximate runtime is 2 hours and 45 minutes, including an intermission.
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Tue—Sun: noon to 6pm
Closed Captioning is offered each performance. We offer personalized handheld devices display the text of the play in real time. You can check out a Closed Captioning device— at no charge—at the Box Office before your performance.
Greg and Gina of Today's 101.9 will host this evening’s Meet the Actors event. We provide a casual atmosphere to chat with the cast after the show. Ask them your questions and get some autographs!
Following the performance, join us for a lively discussion exploring the play in its context, led by scholar and community voice, cultural commentator (WYPR-NPR) Dr. Sheri Parks.
These performances include post-show discussions featuring Baltimore Center Stage dramaturgy and artistic staff and visiting experts.
Volunteer audio describers provide an objective description of the non-verbal action on stage during the 2pm matinee. Touch Tours are tactile tours that let patrons touch costume pieces, sets, and/or props used in the show as well as conversation with our Production, Artistic, and/or Dramaturgy Departments before the 2pm matinee.
We offer First Chair ASL Interpreted performance for each of our Mainstage plays. For online purchases, use promo code SIGN before choosing your seats to ensure an optimal view of the interpreter. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Families enjoy a family day to remember, including a meal and a discussion with Baltimore Center Stage actors before the 2pm matinee show. Learn more.
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