Sweet Bird of Youth
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Sweet Bird of Youth
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Sweet Bird of Youth NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(14 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Thought-provoking

About the Show

Gallery Players presents Tennessee Williams' 1959 drama about a drifter who returns home with a former film star on his arm.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (14)

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506 Reviews | 1010 Followers
95
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Resonant

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) ..

115 Reviews | 61 Followers
91
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Sexy, sultry, sad.

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.

189 Reviews | 235 Followers
90
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a wonderful community theater 's excellent production of a classic Tennessee Williams' play

Don't see it if You want a comedy or other light entertainment

205 Reviews | 108 Followers
87
Great staging, Great writing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

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.

611 Reviews | 142 Followers
86
A classic, Total tennessee williams, Cut above community theatre, Commands listening, Gripping

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

106 Reviews | 60 Followers
85
Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if You like intimate theater, are a fan of Williams' work, good performances.

Don't see it if You lack patience. The first act is fairly slow. It gets more interesting as it develops.

76 Reviews | 21 Followers
85
Ambitious, Enchanting, Great acting, Profound

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.

DMQ
583 Reviews | 739 Followers
82
Great writing, Dated, Epic, Absorbing

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.

Critic Reviews (2)

Stage Buddy
March 16th, 2017

"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."
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March 13th, 2017

“‘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!”
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