Drama Performance: ‘Suddenly Last Summer’ by Tennessee Williams
Date: Thursday, 18 May 2023
Assemble Location: PAC Foyer
Travel Details: Bus to The Ensemble Theatre in Kirribilli
Dismissal Details: Students will return to school for Period 6 that day
Uniform Expectations: Full school uniform
Missed Classes: Periods 2-5
Lunch: Please bring with you as there aren’t any eateries near the theatre
Permission: Please Complete the Permission Slip in the Parent Lounge
Enquiries: Ms Alison Jinga, Head of Drama
What is the Play About?
Deep amongst the monstrous flytraps and ferns in Sebastian’s garden, tendrils of a sordid family secret are beginning to unfurl.
Sebastian Venable died mysteriously last summer, and his mother Violet will do anything in her power to protect his memory – and her own reputation. Young cousin Catharine was the only witness to this nightmarish event. She is desperate to reveal what really happened, but Violet will go to any lengths to stop the ugly truth from seeing the light of day.
Tennessee Williams’ gothic masterpiece, ‘Suddenly Last Summer’, led by Shaun Rennie, who also directed Ensemble’s 2019 BABY DOLL, is as relevant today as it was when written over 60-years ago.
Vibrant, funny, beautiful, Tennessee Williams takes us into the poetic world of redemption and love, shadowed by the dark secrets a family can hold. – Synopsis: courtesy Ensemble Theatre website.