West Coast Premiere of BABY DOLL Extends at the Fountain
The West Coast premiere of Tennessee William's Baby Doll has extended through October 30 at The Fountain Theatre.
Sizzling with sexual tension and darkly comic, this enthralling tale of prejudice, sexual politics and passion is the first-ever Williams Estate-approved stage adaptation of the Tennessee Williams screenplay. Nineteen-year-old married virgin "Baby Doll" Meighan must consummate her marriage in two days, on her 20th birthday - as long as her middle-aged husband, Archie Lee, upholds his end of the bargain to provide her with a comfortable life.
When Archie Lee burns down his neighbor's cotton gin to save his failing business, his rival, Sicilian immigrant Silva Vacarro, arrives to seek revenge. What ensues is a complex mix of desire and desperation, with Baby Doll as both player and pawn.
The show is adapted by by Pierre Laville and Emily Mann from the screenplay by Tennessee Williams, and Directed by Simon Levy. Starring Lindsay LaVanchy as Baby Doll; Daniel Bess as Silva Vacarro; John Prosky (though Sept. 25) / Steve Hofvendahl(after Sept. 25) as Archie Lee Meighan; Karen Kondazian as Aunt Rose Comfort; and George Roland as the Sheriff. Produced by Stephen Sachs and Deborah Lawlor, associate producer James Bennett. Presented by The Fountain Theatre