Marin Ireland Stars in Tennessee Williams's Summer and Smoke
The Classic Stage Company and Transport Group coproduction of Tennessee Williams's Summer and Smoke, directed by Transport Group artistic director Jack Cummings III, recently began performances ahead of a May 3 opening night. See photos from the production, which runs through May 20, in the gallery below.
The cast features Glenna Brucken (Rosemary), Phillip Clark (Dr. Buchanan), Nathan Darrow (John Buchanan), Hannah Elless (Nellie Ewell), Elena Hurst (Rosa Gonzales), Tony nominee Marin Ireland (Alma Winemiller), Tina Johnson (Mrs. Bassett), Gerardo Rodriguez (Papa Gonzales), T. Ryder Smith (Reverend Winemiller), Ryan Spahn (Archie Kramer), Jonathan Spivey (Roger Doremus), and Tony nominee Barbara Walsh (Mrs. Winemiller).
Set in turn-of-the-century Mississippi, Summer and Smoke tells the story of a local minister's daughter who walks the line between piety and sensuality with the neighborhood doctor who grew up next door. The play premiered on Broadway in 1948.
The creative team includes set design by Dane Laffrey, costume design by Kathryn Rohe, lighting design by R. Lee Kennedy, and sound design by Walter Trarbach. Michael John LaChiusa composed original music.