Read Reviews for Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke Off-Broadway

Off-Broadway News   Read Reviews for Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke Off-Broadway
 
See what critics think of the Classic Stage Company and Transport Group revival starring Marin Ireland and Nathan Darrow.
Summer_and_Smoke_Classic_Stage_Company_Production_Photo_2018_21. Jonathan Spivey, Glenna Brucken, Tina Johnson, Ryan Spahn, Marin Ireland and Nathan Darrow in SUMMER AND SMOKE.  Photo by Carol Rosegg_HR.jpg
Jonathan Spivey, Glenna Brucken, Tina Johnson, Ryan Spahn, Marin Ireland, and Nathan Darrow Carol Rosegg

Classic Stage Company and Transport Group celebrated the official opening of their co-production of Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke at CSC May 3.

The Off-Broadway revival began previews April 13, with a cast led by Tony nominee Marin Ireland (Reasons to Be Pretty) as Alma Winemiller, alongside House of Cards actor Nathan Darrow as Dr. John Buchanan, Jr.

Set in turn-of-the-century Mississippi, Summer and Smoke tells the story of a local minister’s daughter, Alma, and her relationship with the neighborhood doctor who grew up next door.

Transport Group Artistic Director Jack Cummings III directs a cast completed by Glenna Brucken as Rosemary, Phillip Clark as Dr. Buchanan, Sr., Hannah Elless as Nellie Ewell, Elena Hurst as Rosa Gonzales, Tina Johnson as Mrs. Bassett, Gerardo Rodriguez as Papa Gonzales, T. Ryder Smith as Reverend Winemiller, Ryan Spahn as Archie Kramer, Jonathan Spivey as Roger Doremus, and Barbara Walsh as Mrs. Winemiller.

Read reviews for the Off-Broadway production:

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

Time Out New York (Helen Shaw)

Vulture / New York Magazine (Sara Holdren)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Playbill will continue to update with reviews as they are published.

Set design is by Dane Laffrey with costume design by Kathryn Rohe, lighting design by R. Lee Kennedy, and sound design by Walter Trarbach. Original music is by Michael John LaChiusa. Casting is by Nora Brennan Casting.

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