Sweet Bird of Youth

Sweet Bird of Youth

Sweet Bird of Youth

American Classic

September 16-October 9, 2016
Running time:  2 hours 10 minutes, including one ten-minute intermission.
Curtain Times: Thursday-Saturday Evenings 7:30 pm, Saturday Matinee 3:00 pm, Sunday Matinee 2:00 pm

Tennessee Williams’ wrenching yet mordantly funny meditation on lost innocence and corruption reveals the dark consequences of the American search for perennial youth and fame. This steamy and haunting portrait of a fading movie star and the desperate silver-screen wannabe, Chance Wayne, evokes an era of repressive social strictures where love, sexual passion and redemption are thwarted. Williams’ theatrical language is thrilling, mesmerizing and quite beautiful!

Directed by ICTC Producing Director, Fortunato Pezzimenti

The Cast

  • Chance Wayne .... Patrick Cameron
  • The Princess Kosmonopolis ... Aleks Malejs
  • Fly ... Ron Mangum
  • George Scudder/Stuff ... Jacob Albarella
  • Boss Finley ... Stan Klimecko
  • Tom Junior ... Adam Yellen
  • Aunt Nonnie ... Colleen Gaughan
  • Heavenly Finley ... Renee Landrigan
  • Miss Lucy ... Bethany Sparacio
  • The Heckler ... Gerry Maher
  • Scotty/Bud ... Ray Boucher

* Member, Actors' Equity Association

Sweet Bird of Youth News & Reviews…

  • “Instruments of strife and fate and the gods at play”

    Here we are in St. Cloud on the Gulf Coast on Easter Sunday 1956, in a bedroom of the Royal Palms Hotel.  Uh, oh.  Chance Wayne is back in town.  There’s a woman still sleeping in the bed, Chance gets up and moves around, pours himself a drink. We find …Read More »
  • “There’s nothing like a good delusion.”

    For theatrical purposes, there’s nothing like a good delusion.  It’s Tennessee Williams and “Sweet Bird of Youth.” That’s Chance Wayne (Patrick Cameron), good looking and fading, returning to his Gulf Coast home town because he remains in love with the daughter of the area’s political boss, Heavenly Finley (Renee Landrigan). …Read More »
  • Sweet Bird of Youth “highly satisfying”

    One of the great plays of the Tennessee Williams oeuvre, Sweet Bird of Youth follows the efforts of Chance Wayne, once the bright star of his generation in 1950s St. Cloud, Florida, to be reunited with the girl he loves. Chance has returned to town in the company of movie …Read More »
  • Irish Classical mounts an enthralling “Sweet Bird of Youth”

    The flame of youth burns hottest just before it dies, and everyone in range of Tennessee Williams’ heart-wrenching play “Sweet Bird of Youth” gets scorched. In Fortunato Pezzimenti’s sultry and doom-drenched production that opened Friday night in the Andrews Theater, that flame shoots bright and straight from the mouths of …Read More »