THEATRE: An Evening on the Beach
April 11, 2007
MMC Theatre Production Workshop presents an evening of two short plays set on the beach in New England: Tennessee Williams’ Approaching the End of Summer and Edward Albee’s Finding the Sun.
The production of Approaching the End of Summer (1940), a once-lost, unpublished work of Williams, will mark its New York City premiere. Don, a young poet in Provincetown, is hopelessly in love with Dick but is pursued by Miriam. The young poet approaching the end of summer worries that love has passed him by. This play fictionalizes Williams’ own emotional crisis after being dumped (for a woman) by his first male lover.
Finding the Sun (1983) tells the story of three couples and a mother and son as their lives collide on a beach, exposing the pain and dark comedy at the heart of their entanglements. These chance meetings and forays into frankness offer a view of passion and love that spans all the ages of man and woman.
This production is performed by students in the Theatre Arts programs of the College with direction by Kevin Connell, scenic design by Ray Recht, lighting design by Jacob Platt, and costume design by Angela Curcuru and Elizabeth Fuschetti.
Performances: April 11–14 at 8 pm, April 15 at 2 pm
Tickets: General admission: $10; senior citizens, MMC alumni and non-MMC students with valid ID: $5; TDF vouchers accepted. Admission is free for MMC students, faculty, and staff with valid MMC ID card.
An opening night reception will follow the performance on Wednesday, April 11.
For reservations and information please call (212) 774-0760. Reservations are available starting March 28, two weeks prior to opening night.