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 are familiar with and like Tennessee Williams Style and are not put off by cultural barriers, accents
Don't see it if Do not see this play if you are not familiar with the Tennessee Williams play and are expecting some serious drama and emotional catharsis.
See it if You are looking to see great acting and are a Tennessee Williams fan. There are some amazing performances!
Don't see it if You are looking for something snappy and to the point. This is a big time investment with not a ton of payoff plot-wise. A lot of ideas...
See it if you love Marisa Tomei or you love the play. If one of those two things aren't true, this could be a very long night.
Don't see it if you need an old-fashioned design concept; you don't like Williams; you hate corny Italian accents.
See it if Marisa Tomei establishes herself as an enchanting and professional actor. Her Seraphina exudes sex in a very appealing manner. Superb acting
Don't see it if You plan to bring young children or if you find sexual content unpleasant on stage, don't.
See it if Marisa Tomei did a wonderful job as Serafina. She is a very good comedian. The other characters were caricatures not believable.
Don't see it if Don't see if you expect a drama. It becomes a comedy by the end. Don't see if you expect it to be true to Williams play.
See it if You're looking for a piece of pure Williams escapism with a totally charming cast and an inherently huge heart. Tomei is excellent.
Don't see it if You need to wheel to be invented each time you see a Williams play -- or if you're looking for something extremely rich with subtext.
See it if If you've seen the original movie, you will find the story more appealing. Accents were difficult to understand at times. Outstanding cast
Don't see it if If you don't like Tennessee Williams, you might not enjoy it.
See it if you love seeing Marisa Tomei step outside of her acting boundaries. And if you have a Sicilian family.
Don't see it if you have trouble with accents or have an aversion to Flamingos
See it if you’re interested in Tenn Wms. This lesser known work is special. Marisa Tomei is terrific-chemistry with both her lover & daughter is great
Don't see it if You don’t like symbolism or dark comedies
See it if This play has stayed relevant, the theme about immigrants and their struggle to assimilate. The acting was excellent.
Don't see it if This is not a light play, there is humor but it is dark. If you want to go home whistling a catchy tune, don’t see it