Catharine, a poor relative of a prominent New Orleans family, seems to have gone mad following her cousin Sebastian's mystery-shrouded death on a trip to Europe. Meanwhile, Sebastian's mother, trying to cover up her son's homosexuality and death, threatens to lobotomize Catharine for her incoherent babbling regarding Sebastian's demise. Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn and Montgomery Clift famously starred in the 1959 adaptation of Tennessee Williams' Southern Gothic play. Now you can witness Rainbow Theatre Project's staged reading of Williams' powerful Suddenly Last Summer, rife with mid-century denial and poignant sexual code, at Source Theatre in Washington, DC.
This staged reading is approximately 75 minutes long, with no intermission.