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 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’re a fan of Tennessee Williams and are interested in one of his lesser revived plays. And you’re a fan of the Roundabout performances
Don't see it if You’re not a fan of drama revivals, or T. Williams
Also Two words: Marisa Tomei is terrific as Serafina.
See it if You grew up Italian, you love Marisa Tomei, and you appreciate a classic story with light moments.
Don't see it if You are expecting Marisa to tick tock her biological clock!
See it if You go to plays with great acting, romance, intensity, hilarity...plus great background music, especially the guitarist!
Don't see it if You are only a musical theater-goer.
See it if You love Marissa Tomei and appreciate great emotional acting. Ella Rubin as her daughter in her debut is wonderful!
Don't see it if You prefer more contemporary storylines.
See it if If you are a true blue Marissa Tomei fan. She is the only good thing about it.
Don't see it if This was an utter mess with some of the worst direction I have ever seen.
See it if You want to see Marisa on stage, live! Obviously. Also amazing music and staging for this production. The story was quiet boring nonetheles
Don't see it if You don’t like Marisa Tomei
See it if If you love Marisa Tomei. This presentation is Not what you're expecting from this show, but you will be positively entertained.
Don't see it if If very heavy accents, weirdish sets (lots of plastic pink flamingos), and beautiful but unrelated singing will disappoint you.
See it if such a wonderful play. Sort of like an Italian Rom Com. The singing and music was enchanting and gorgeous. Felt like I was in Italy :)
Don't see it if you are looking for something serious or political. Truly a lovely evening- great acting. I love plays with music. So much talent here!
See it if You’re a militant fan of Tennessee Williams. And perhaps if you had an old Italian grandmother and can easily make sense of a strong accent.
Don't see it if You’d like to understand the play. Very hard to hear. The play was also just.... very boring. Such low energy.
See it if You like Marisa Tomei. If you want to see a somewhat romantic comedy and you grew up in an Italian household.
Don't see it if You don’t like dramas, you don’t like to hear Italian accents and you need a lot of excitement onstage.
See it if You like Marisa Tomei.... she does a good job despite a vague script and weak story line
Don't see it if you expect a typical strong and emotional Tennessee Williams script
See it if U want to see rarely staged Tennessee Williams with an Oscar winning actress
Don't see it if U will be disappointed by weak direction, distractingly bad set, or inconsistent accents and performances. Or just hate flamingos (wtf?)!