Gallery Players presents Tennessee Williams' 1959 drama about a drifter who returns home with a former film star on his arm. More…
'Sweet Bird of Youth' tells the story of Chance Wayne, a failed actor and a gigolo who returns to his hometown as the companion of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago. Chance hoped to reunite with the girlfriend of his youth and bring her out to Hollywood, but he quickly discovers that his plan won't be easy.
"The Gallery Players' rendition of 'Sweet Bird of Youth' is all the beautiful raw tragedy at the heart of Tennessee Williams' works, which is perhaps the greatest gift an audience can get. Under the flawless direction of Jesse Marchese, these actors deliver...All of the actors are excellent vocally under dialect coach Joe Hetterly. They smoothly deliver different Southern accents while never becoming a joke...The fight choreography is also seamless without looking staged." Full Review
“‘Sweet Bird Of Youth’ was the last critically acclaimed play by Tennessee Williams before drugs and alcohol destroyed his productivity. It is an entertaining spectacle showcasing his skill delivering a masterclass in dialogue and story development. The actors perform their parts with emotion and passion. This production is funny, moving, and at times, unpredictable. It keeps the full attention of the audience through three acts. A standing ovation for a job well done!” Full Review
See it if you want to see a Tenn. Williams work performed by some up and coming young (mostly) talent. The Gallery has come "thru" with a winner
Don't see it if you have given up on 3 hour productions. and Brooklyn is too far. Sets are great too (NO BAD SEATS) ..
See it if A profound Southern Gothic tale ala Tennessee Williams. Large, somewhat epic yet intimate. Yearnings and learnings of life's sad lessons.
Don't see it if You need faced, speedy paced dramas.
See it if you like to see anything by Williams. This drama involves many of the author's classic themes. You will not be disappointed. Great writing.
Don't see it if you don't like long literary plays that involve emotionally challenged characters.
See it if you view Tennessee Williams as elemental to theatre going experience, great production/casting/staging, Adam Fontana = Chance Wayne
Don't see it if 3+ hours + 2 intermissions is 2 much, or walking/running from Barclay Center when F&R trains aren't running aren't 4 u or u hate listening
See it if you like Tennessee Williams and a well directed cast of actors playing it.
Don't see it if you're looking for a short play to entertain yourself lightly. It lasts a good 3 hours but the story keeps you interested.
See it if you want to see an "old fashioned" play - more erudite people than I can opine where T. Williams should "rank" in an exc. production.
Don't see it if You have a problem with a 3-6 PM or 8-11 commitment. It's open seating, so be sure to get there early - we had one of the few "bad seats."
See it if you're a fan of Tennessee Williams. This is a very respectable off-off-Broadway production with lots of passion and heart.
Don't see it if you can't sit for long spells (this show is nearly 3 hours long) or don't enjoy stories about fading youth and lost loves.
See it if Solid production of lesser Williams play Enough pathos & poetry to counter the purple prose Good performances with Harter's Boss Finley A+
Don't see it if Slow & somewhat over written but essential for any Williams fan Rich's Alexandra a little strident but director Marchese keeps her on course
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