Long Wharf artistic director Gordon Edelstein directs the poignant drama, which will officially open May 20 and run through June 7. Ivey (Hurly Burly, Steaming, Follies) heads the cast as family matriarch Amanda Wingfield with Patch Darragh (Our Town, Crimes of the Heart) as Tom Wingfield, Keira Keeley (The Thugs) as Laura Wingfield and Josh Charles as the Gentleman Caller.
Designing the production are Tony-winning South Pacific set designer Michael Yeargan, Tony-winning costume designer Martin Pakledinaz (Gypsy), Tony-winning lighting designer Jennifer Tipton (James Joyce's The Dead) and sound designer David Budries (Souvenir).
Williams' 1945 memory play, according to Long Wharf, centers on "Laura, a timid girl living in a world of delicate cut glass animals, [who] has her quiet life shattered when her mother, Amanda, encourages a meeting with a gentleman caller."
Judith Ivey is a two-time Tony winner for her performances in Steaming and Hurlyburly. Ivey most recently starred on Broadway in the 2001 revival of Follies and the Off-Broadway double-bill of Edward Albee's The American Dream and The Sandbox. Her directorial credits include Secrets of a Soccer Mom, the world premiere of The Butcher of Baraboo, as well as Yeardley Smith: More, Southern Comforts and Fugue.
For tickets and more information visit longwharf.org.
The Long Wharf Theatre is located at 222 Sargent Drive in New Haven, CT.