Baby DollReturnPlaywright Tennessee Williams Producer Shelton Theater [Website] Description Shelton Theater celebrates 25 years in San Francisco with the Bay Area premiere of Tennessee Williams' dark comedy Baby Doll, newly adapted by Emily Mann and Pierre Laville. Directed by Bay Area legend Will Marchetti, the story follows a virgin child bride and her alcoholic husband into a revenge plot of seduction and justice. Baby Doll, based on Williams' 1956 film of the same name, received scathing criticism from religious leaders and film critics who were outraged by the lurid tale of the virgin child bride and her smarmy lover. The film was created at the height of Williams' genius and reveals the master storyteller's vision of seduction, empathy, and cruelty in the land of the Deep South. Filmmaker Truffaut called the work "fascinating." Ultimately Baby Doll is a triumph over traditional female roles. This new adaptation for the stage is simmering in seduction and comedy.
Directed by Will Marchetti
Designed by Steve Coleman
Featuring Briana Walsh, Matt Shelton, Joe Napoli, Julie Dimas-Lockfeld, and Byron Haigh. Running Time 2:00 Performers Matthew Shelton [Archie Lee]
Briana Walsh [Baby Doll]
Julie Dimas-Lockfeld [Aunt Rose Comfort]
Byron Haigh [Silva Vacarro (Sun)]
Joe Napoli [Silva Vacarro (Thurs, Fri, Sat)] Creative Staff Will Marchetti [Director]
Steve Coleman [Scenic Designer]
Adriana Guitierrez [Costume Designer]
Jackson Lennon [Lighting Designer]
James Goode [Sound Designer]
Amanda Shelton [Properties Designer]
533 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 Box Office: (415) 882-9100
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