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Summer and Smoke Extends at Classic Stage Company

Marin Ireland stars in this coproduction with Transport Group of Tennessee Williams's 1948 drama.

Hannah Elless and Marin Ireland in the Classic Stage Company and Transport Group coproduction of Summer and Smoke
(© Carol Rosegg)

Classic Stage Company has announced that Summer and Smoke, its coproduction with Transport Group of Tennessee Williams's play, will extend its run through Friday, May 25.

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 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).

Directed by Transport Group artistic director Jack Cummings III, the production 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 the show's original music.