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 tennessee williams completist and if you are a big fan of marisa tomei and if you enjoy slapstick & farce.
Don't see it if you dislike slapstick, forced humor, and overacting.
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’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 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 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 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 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?)!
See it if You like Tennessee Williams and Marisa Tomei. The staging and directing was a disappointment. Tomei and the "greek chorus were good.
Don't see it if You don't like Tennessee Williams or revivals or bad directing
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 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 You can appreciate a desperate love story, find Italians romantic, and to see one of America's greatest actresses leave her soul on stage.
Don't see it if you're not a romantic, or are easily distracted.
See it if You like Marisa Tomei and co-star Emun Elliot, who deliver strong, engaging performances. You want to see a classic play.
Don't see it if The material seems a little confused, disconnect in tone between the two acts. Some inconsistencies in the way the set is interacted with.
See it if You like to see complex female characters and great acting, like quirky settings and accents, and Tennessee Williams’ plays
Don't see it if You are put off by strange accents and props, if you expect a tragedy, or you’re you’re squeamish about middle aged woman’s frank sexuality.
See it if you love Marisa Tomei. She's wonderful. Throws herself into a showcase role and carries the play.
Don't see it if you're expecting typical Tennessee Williams. Saw it with two non-theatre people who said they had a hard time understanding the language.
See it if You are a fan of Marissa Tomei-she is fabulous and owns the stage. You like Tennessee Williams. It’s one of his lighter plays.
Don't see it if You don’t like Tennessee Williams or have trouble with accents. Miss Tomei has a heavy Italian accent throughout.