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     You can buy tickets 3 ways:

  1. Online
  2. By phone: 1-800-838-3006
  3. In person at Newtown Theatre box office

You can also reserve tickets by calling 215-860-7058 or e-mailing tickets@newtownartscompany.com.

 

Venue

Unless otherwise noted, all shows are performed at

Newtown Theatre

120 N. State Street
Newtown, PA 18940

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handicapped accessibility

 

Tennessee Williams' powerful story of a family's path from destruction to redemption.

In a plantation house, a family celebrates the sixty-fifth birthday of patriarch Big Daddy. The mood is somber, despite the festivities, because a number of evils poison the gaiety: greed, sins of the past and desperate, clawing hopes for the future spar with one another as the knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds. Maggie, Big Daddy's daughter-in-law, wants to give him the news that she's finally become pregnant by Big Daddy's favorite son, Brick, but Brick won't cooperate in Maggie's plans and prefers to stay in a mild alcoholic haze the entire length of his visit. Maggie has her own interests at heart in wanting to become pregnant, of course, but she also wants to make amends to Brick for an error in judgment that nearly cost her her marriage.

Swarming around Maggie and Brick are their intrusive, conniving relatives, all eager to see Maggie put in her place and Brick tumbled from his position of most-beloved son. By evening's end, Maggie's ingenuity, fortitude and passion will set things right, and Brick's love for his father, never before expressed, will retrieve him from his path of destruction and return him, helplessly, to Maggie's loving arms.

One of the most successful plays of our time. "…a play of tremendous dramatic impact…enormous theatrical power." —NY Post. "…Williams has fashioned his most compelling characters." —NY Journal-American. "This is a gripping and intensely moving play, a play that can hold its own with anything written in the post-O'Neill American theater…Brilliant scenes, scenes of sudden and lashing dramatic power, break open…There is, indeed, no one moment in the evening when the stinging accuracy of Mr. Williams' ear for human speech is not compellingly in evidence…Mr. Williams is the man of our time who comes closest to hurling the actual blood and bone of life onto the stage; he is also the man whose prose comes closest to being an incisive natural poetry." —NY Times.

James McCrane, Director

Anita Getz, Producer

Performances

October 17 to 23 (except Monday, October 21)

Thursday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.

Season Subscriptions on sale now! Single tickets available Feb. 26, 2019.

$22 Front Reserved*

$19 Rear Reserved*

$34 Row I (extra legroom)

*Save $2 per ticket for groups of 10+

Buy tickets 2 ways:

1. Online or by phone at 1-800-838-3006 with credit card. 

2. At the Newtown Theatre box office by credit card, personal check or cash, beginning one hour before curtain on performance dates.

For information, call 215-860-7058 or e-mail tickets@newtownartscompa