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 like Tennessee Williams and Marisa Tomei. She does a great job.
Don't see it if If you don't like these 2 or want a play that's cutting edge and up to date.
See it if you want to experience a non-traditional staging of a T. Williams play with a great performance by Marisa T.
Don't see it if if you are not a fan of T.Williams' plays and find overuse of Italian accents making the dialog difficult to understand.
See it if you are a fan of Marisa Tomei. (she is fantastic) or want to see a play by Tennessee Williams.
Don't see it if you expect to see a play like A Streetcar Named Desire or The Glass Menagerie. This isn't.
See it if You like classic theater, enjoy great acting an all around great theater experience
Don't see it if You think Marisa Tomei is going to act the same as My Cousin Vinny
See it if you enjoy classic plays, solidly delivered. You're ok with a mixed bag production that ultimately founders but has moments of real quality.
Don't see it if you're looking for something new. This is an essentially traditional production albeit one that plays pretty broadly with the humor.
See it if you like overacting, screaming, and badly mispronounced words in Italian uttered with the most stereotypical fake "dago" accent.
Don't see it if you respect Tennessee Williams and do not think that this play should be a clownish farce, but rather a raw, sensual display of emotions
See it if You are a Tennessee Williams enthusiast. See it if you are looking for something to bring your own interpretation to ....
Don't see it if You get annoyed when you are not easily able to follow the English and Italian dialogue done with a southern accent - like I was ...
See it if you like Marisa Tomei as she commanded the stage. Great production. Entertaining second act (If you can survive the first act)
Don't see it if you are impatient. If you are expecting something great from this celebrated author. This is his weakest play. Uninteresting characters.
See it if you like Marisa Tomei (you should, she's always excellent); you want a light, breezy evening of comedy
Don't see it if you're expecting a deep or profound play or something more akin to Williams' more dramatic works; you can't take the datedness of the plot
See it if you enjoy T. Williams plays, Marissa Tomei, or slow burn dramas
Don't see it if you want something new or relevant, don't like Williams style, or aren't able to put your mindset in a different time
See it if you are a fan of Tennessee Williams or Marisa Tomei. They at least emerge unscathed from this mixed production.
Don't see it if you have no impatience for overindulgent staging.
See it if You love Marisa Tomei. You like Tennesse Williams writing. You just want to be entertained. You like Italian accents and traditions.
Don't see it if You are expecting a classic. Its different. You mind heavy accents - some are difficult to understand. You expect passion - its fluffy.
See it if You are a fan of Tennessee Williams and won't be offended by the stereotypical portrayal of Sicilian immigrants in this play.
Don't see it if You're sensitive to the sound of whining & sing-a-song speech. It's a stereotypically authentic version of what an American thinks he hears.
See it if William's foray into comedy with development of classic woman lead role, in deep South, but infused with catholoc Sicilean heritage.
Don't see it if Critics complained that it is a failed comedy, and if you want levity, the laughs are few and far apart. Hindsight, read about play before.