Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur

by Tennessee Williams Running Time: 2 hours

September 21, 2016 to
October 16, 2016

Studio Theatre
Directed by Leda Hoffmann

Featuring Kay Allmand, Kelly Doherty, Karen Estrada and Molly Rhode

The time is 1935, the place St. Louis, where Dorothea, a 30-something schoolteacher, dreams of marriage with her sometime beau, the high school principal. But Bodey, her kind-hearted German roommate, hopes to pair Dorothea up with her twin brother. While Bodey prepares for a match-making picnic at Creve Coeur Park, Helena, the local art teacher, arrives with secret plans of her own. In this rarely produced play, the incomparable Tennessee Williams envisions the comic side of heartbreak, while simultaneously creating characters that are tender, poignant and measurably human.

Co-Sponsored by:
John E. Holland
The Dental Offices of Dr. David Paris

Tennessee Williams
Kay Allmand
Bodey Kelly Doherty
Helena Molly Rhode
Sophie Gluck
Karen Estrada

Production Staff
Director Leda Hoffmann
Scenic Designer Courtney O'Neill
Costume Designer Andrea Bouck
Lighting Designer Noele Stollmack
Properties Master Maddy Yee
Sound Designer Megan Henninger
Stage Manager Judy Martel
<September 2016>
181920217:30 PM (P)227:30 PM (P)238:00 PM (O)244:00 PM8:00 PM
252:00 PM2627281:00 PM (*)7:30 PM (V)297:30 PM (T)308:00 PM14:00 PM8:00 PM
22:00 PM3457:30 PM67:30 PM (T)78:00 PM84:00 PM8:00 PM

T=Talkback: post-show Q&A with actors and director
*=Talk Theatre: pre-show interactive discussion beginning at noon
V=ViewPoints: pre-show presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Talk Theatre

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:00 PM

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 12:00 PM

An opportunity to participate in informal pre-show discussions with MCT's Producing Artistic Director and other show-specific theatre artists.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 6:30 PM

Experience in-depth, pre-show presentations led by engaging guest experts who offer insights into show-related issues and field questions from knowledge-hungry patrons.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:30 PM

Thursday, October 6, 2016 7:30 PM

Thursday, October 13, 2016 7:30 PM

After select Thursday evening performances, you can meet the artists involved in a production, ask questions about the creative process and discuss your theatergoing experience.

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Media Coverage

Powerful quartet delivers 'A Lovely Sunday'

Participating in a round table before the New York opening of “A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur” in 1979, Tennessee Williams identified “loneliness” as the “main theme” of this rarely produced play. That didn’t deter Milwaukee Chamber Theatre artistic director C. Michael Wright from including “Creve Coeur” in the current Chamber season, resulting in an exceptionally well-acted production that opened Friday night under Leda Hoffmann’s direction.

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'A Lovely Sunday' is an unbridled joy at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

For a play that is so riotously funny, the laughs easily give way to the famed Tennessee Williams sorrow in "A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur."

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