(Poster by: Robert Meganck)
The Tennessee Williams play “Summer and Smoke,” at Virginia Repertory Theatre from April 22 to May 15, concludes Bruce Miller’s 41-year career as the company’s founding artistic director.
A longtime admirer of the 1948 play, Miller feels it’s the best of Williams’ work. In Glorious Hill, Mississippi, during the first part of the 20th century, Alma Winemiller (Carolyn Demanelis) contends with her spiritual and sexual dilemmas and her attraction to bad-boy physician John Buchanan Jr. (Alexander Sapp).
Miller says of the play, “Alma’s struggling to live the passionate life she feels called to live, but because of her financial circumstance and cultural mores, she can’t pursue Dr. John with the passion she feels for him.” $30 to $46. 282-2620 va-rep.org.