Raven Announces SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER Cast and Production Team

Raven Announces SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER Cast and Production Team

Pictured: Ayanna Bakari and Grayson Heyl.

Raven Theatre has announced the cast and production team for Tennessee Williams’ SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER directed by Jason Gerace.

The production features Ayanna Bakari, Janyce Caraballo, Wardell Julius Clark, Grayson Heyl, Ann James, Mary Nigohosian and Andrew Rathgeber.

Pictured: (top, l to r) Ayanna Bakari, Grayson Heyl, Wardell Julius Clark, Mary Nigohosian, (bottom, l to r) Ann James, Janyce Caraballo and Andrew Rathgeber.

The production team includes Joanna Iwanicka (scenic design), Brittany Bodley (costume design), Claire Chrzan (lighting design), Christopher Kriz (sound design), Mary O’Dowd (props design), Kathy Logelin (dialect coach), Lynn Baber (casting), Lindsey Marsland (asst. director), Cole von Glahn (production manager), and Hannah Siglin (asst. stage manager).

From the press release: “In 1930s New Orleans, wealthy socialite widow Violet Venable has summoned a brain surgeon to her home. Her niece Catherine has been crazed and traumatized since witnessing the horrifyingly violent death of Violet’s son. Enraged by Catherine’s claims, and unwilling to accept other facts about her son’s life, Mrs. Venable pursues extraordinary measures to keep Catherine silent.”

SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER will play May 2 – June 17, 2018 on Raven’s 105-seat East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago. For more information visit raventheatre.com.

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