Garden of Evil

Garden of Evil

Suddenly Last Summer is one of the more infrequently-revived titles in the Tennessee Williams catalogue, possibly because this tale of madness, corruption, and cannibalism is hard to make convincing for modern audiences. The action takes place in the jungle-like solarium of the house of Mrs. Venable, a sinister New Orleans matron, and if the design doesn’t create the proper hothouse atmosphere, the play is not going to work. For its recent revival at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, set des

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