New York City
Summer and Smoke is Tennessee Williams at his most passionate. Set in the small town of Glorious Hill, Mississippi during the early 1900s, the play examines the relationship between the puritanical spinster, Alma Winemiller, and her charismatic neighbor, John Buchanan, Jr., for whom she has harbored a life-long infatuation. Alma and John’s struggle between body and soul, anarchy and order, and love and lust leads to profound changes in both their lives. A true American masterpiece, Summer and Smoke is a bittersweet exploration of love and longing with unforgettable characters that break our hearts even as they touch our souls. Michael Wilson directs.