May 20, 2024

“Summer & Smoke” Opens Nov. 11 at Klein Theatre

The Tennessee Williams play “Summer & Smoke” opens on Thursday, November 11 at Klein Theatre in DuPont Hall, marking the start of the UMW Department of Theatre & Dance’s 2010-2011 season.

The play will run through Sunday, November 21, with performances held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets cost $4 each with a UMW ID, $8 for students and senior citizens and $10 for standard admission. Call 540/654-1111.

Here is a description of the play:

“Tennessee Williams weaves a sultry and sensuous tale of unrequited love, desperate passion, and insistent devotion at the turn of the 20th Century in this remarkable play by one of the most significant writers of the American theatre. After a lifetime of repressed desire, the lonely minister’s daughter, Alma Winemiller, begs for the attention of the dashing Dr. John Buchanan in a desperate attempt to garner his affection. As her tenacious yearning intensifies, Summer & Smoke erupts with life changing consequences that shatter the stifling tranquility of a sweltering Mississippi summer.” 

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About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.