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.
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
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 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 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 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 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
See it if you like Williams' dialogue; great actors of all age ranges; a though provoking piece about time and aging
Don't see it if 3 hours. two intermissions; first act is a bit slow
See it if Decent well-made play with some emotional pyrotechnics
Don't see it if Didn't really connect with me, though I'm not yet sure why that was (writing, staging?)
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 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.
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."