Four women in Depression-era St. Louis live and work together in a valiant effort to stave off loneliness and despair, in a drama by Tennessee Williams.
The Off-Broadway production of A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur closed October 21, 2018. For current Off-Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
From the producers: The action takes place in a single morning in a cramped apartment in lower St. Louis, where Dotty, a hopeless romantic, anxiously awaits a suitor's phone call. Dotty is madly in love with the principal of the school where she teaches but, her roommate Bodey is trying to match her up with her twin brother.
In 1976, Tennessee Williams wrote "Creve Coeur," a one-act play he considered a companion piece to "Demolition Downtown," a short work that had been published in Esquire in 1971. The director of the off-Broadway Hudson Theatre Guild in New York City, read it in 1977 and agreed to stage it. Williams expanded and revised it, and the play premiered at the Spoleto Arts Festival in Charleston, South Carolina in June 1978 originally called "Molly." Williams continued to work on the play and changed its title to "A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur," once again at the Hudson Guild Theatre in 1979.
The cast features Tony nominee Kristine Nielsen ("Present Laughter"), Golden Globe nominee Annette O’Toole ("Smallville"), Jean Lichty,and Polly McKie. Austin Pendleton directs.