After playing the role at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2016, Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei returns to Broadway as Serafina in Roundabout's revival of Tennessee Williams's lesser-known drama.
From the show:
This is one Tennessee Williams woman you won’t soon forget.
Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei unleashes a tour de force as Serafina, a widow who rekindles her desire for love, lust and life in the arms of a fiery suitor. Sharply directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other), Williams’s lesser-known gem sizzles with humor and heart one sultry summer off the coast of Louisiana.
Don’t miss Tomei’s quintessential performance—erupting from the depths of despair to the heights of passion in this Tony Award-winning Best Play.
See it if You want consummate performances (Tomei/Elliott), refreshing direction (Cullman), an imaginative set/lighting, and new ideas in older texts.
Don't see it if You're expecting a version from 1951. This piece is reimagined and fresh, dynamic, and rapt with accents, sexual situations, and humor!
See it if you'd like Marisa Tomei in a big role where she emphasizes and excels at the comedy; you don't mind a goat played by a boy with fake horns.
Don't see it if very bad directorial and design choices (goat-boy, dozens of pink flamingos, singing dancing Sicilian-mom chorus) will ruin your enjoyment.
See it if You are a fan of Maris Tomei and like a classic play, and are a fan of William's work.
Don't see it if You want something a little out of the box and a little less traditional.
See it if You are interested in seeing a rare happy ending from Tennessee Williams and some big, bold, run amok, emotional theatre.
Don't see it if You're not a fan of big, messy plays. Or little kids dressed as goats.
See it if This is typical Williams, Marisa Tomei was fantastic; the use of the women singer/musicians was a beautiful addition.
Don't see it if You have trouble following dialogue; the Italian, coupled with southern drawl, made it confusing. 2nd act humor was almost slapstick like.
See it if you already know the show and are interested in seeing a new production, or if you love Tennessee Williams' style.
Don't see it if you'll be waiting for some big moment of climax. The show unfolds slowly, and though its characters are passionate, nothing really happens.
See it if you want to sit through a longggg play full of stereotypically depicted Italians very poorly portrayed, speaking with dreadful accents.
Don't see it if don't like overly emotional cartoon charactrers and wailing, unnecessary singing.
See it if you're a fan of romantic storylines or lighter plays. Funnier than expected. Marisa + the funny, sexy Act 2 were the best parts for me!
Don't see it if You want something more dramatic or serious. Music in between scenes got kind of annoying after a while.
See it if you want a lighter than usual Tennessee Williams play and for a great performance by Marisa Tomei. Also, the second act is much stronger.
Don't see it if you want a play with depth or one that will make you think. Also, the strong Italian accents often were distracting. The first act dragged.
See it if you like Tennessee Williams’ ladies that are full of desperation, grieving, and hysterics. Tomei is the perfect Sicilian widow!
Don't see it if if stereotyping of Sicilians offend you. Skip it if you don’t like Tennesee Williams play.
See it if you love Marisa Tomei, classic American playwrights like Williams, or enjoy modern spins through incredible scenic design.
Don't see it if you prefer something more contemporary, want a show with a neater script and deeper themes, have difficulty understanding abstract blocking.
See it if you're looking for great acting. Marisa Tomei was quite good, and the supporting cast lived up to her star power, with solid performances
Don't see it if you're looking for a show with a lot of action. It can be a bit slow moving and at times makes no sense, but was oddly enthralling.
See it if you like Marisa Tommey & T. Williams plays. Interesting set design. Hard work by all involved.
Don't see it if you do not like a lot of loud, rushed speeches, running around the stage a lot with accents that are too thick to understand at times.
See it if Seeing Marisa Tomei was worth the price of admission. Yet, she cannot hold this show together just because she has notoriety.
Don't see it if Do not see if you are expecting a Broadway show as it should have opened off-Broadway. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes which is way too long!
See it if you want to see a first rate dramatic and funny performance by Marisa Tomei. or if you are a big fan of Tennessee Williams
Don't see it if you prefer not to see dated melodrama
See it if you would call yourself a fan of Tennessee Williams or Marisa Tomei or enjoy "slice of life" plays that focus on character over climax
Don't see it if you prefer 90 min shows (too long at 2 1/2),like shows w/ lots of action, or put heavy emphasis on stage design, which didn't translate here