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Classic Stage Extends SUMMER AND SMOKE Through May 25

Classic Stage Extends SUMMER AND SMOKE Through May 25

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle, and Transport Group, under the leadership of Jack Cummings III (Artistic Director), announced today that their new co-production of Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by Cummings, will extend its run through Friday, May 25 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). The cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE features Glenna Brucken (Rosemary), Phillip Clark (Dr. Buchanan), Nathan Darrow (John Buchanan), Hannah Elless (Nellie Ewell), Elena Hurst (Rosa Gonzales), Marin Ireland (Alma Winemiller), Tina Johnson (Mrs. Bassett), Gerardo Rodriguez(Papa Gonzales), T. Ryder Smith (Reverend Winemiller), Ryan Spahn (Archie Kramer), Jonathan Spivey (Roger Doremus), and Barbara Walsh (Mrs. Winemiller).

Time Out NY called SUMMER AND SMOKE "A grand revival. Strong enough to power a rocket into orbit. Five Stars." New York Magazine/Vulture praised the production as "intelligent and deeply affecting. Marin Ireland is utterly thrilling. The excellent Nathan Darrow delivers a tough, vulnerable performance." The Daily Beast raved, "SUMMER AND SMOKE is a sublime triumph. A beautifully crafted reminder that away from Broadway there are other jewels." New York Stage Review.Com called the production "A first-rate, top-drawer, A-number-one revival. The best tandem performance currently available on a New York City stage. Five stars." And the New York Times proclaimed Marin Ireland "One of the great drama queens of the New York stage" for her "riveting" performance.

Set in turn-of-the-century Mississippi, SUMMER AND SMOKE tells the story of a local minister's daughter who walks the line between piety and sensuality with the neighborhood doctor who grew up next door. SUMMER AND SMOKE premiered on Broadway in 1948. Set design is by Dane Laffrey, costume design by Kathryn Rohe, lighting design by R. Lee Kennedy and sound design by Walter Trarbach. Original music by Michael John LaChiusa. Casting by Nora Brennan Casting.

SUMMER AND SMOKE performs Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7 pm; Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 3 and 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm. A special matinee has been added Wednesday, May 23 at 2 pm. Tickets are $69 and $79. Prime seats are $125. For tickets, visit classicstage.org, call (212) 352-3101 or (866) 811-4111, or in person at the box office (136 East 13th Street).

Classic Stage Company, CSC, is committed to re-imagining classic stories for contemporary audiences. The company has been a home for New York's finest established and emerging artists to grapple with the great works of the world's repertory that speak directly to the issues of today. CSC serves an average of 35,000 audience members annually, including more than 4,000 students through its nationally recognized education programs. Productions have been cited repeatedly by all the major Off-Broadway theater awards including the Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work.

Transport Group stages new works and re-imagined revivals that explore the challenges of relationships and identity in modern America. Currently headed by founder Jack Cummings III (Artistic Director) and Lori Fineman (Executive Director), TG most recently produced Eugene O'Neill's Strange Interlude starring David Greenspan. Other recent credits include Picnic & Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Rep (OBIE Award wins: Jack Cummings III, Heather MacRae, Dane Laffrey), Once Upon a Mattress, I Remember Mama. TG also produces the Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series, which will feature Promises, Promises in June 2018. To learn more, visit transportgroup.org

For further information on Classic Stage Company, call 212-677-4210, visit the theatre in person at 136 East 13th Street, or go to www.classicstage.org.

Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg

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