Suddenly, Last Summer: Tennessee Williams's Gothic Mystery - Now On Stage

April 7, 2022

Aging, beauty, hypocrisy, greed, sexual repression and cannibalism drive Island City Stage’s production of Tennessee William’s gothic mystery Suddenly, Last Summer, running now through April 17, 2022. Suddenly, Last Summer, which debuted on March 17, is part of the award-winning theater company’s 10th Anniversary 2021-22 South Florida Season.

On a hot, steamy afternoon in 1936 New Orleans, we find Violet Venable and her niece, Catherine, waging battle in a war that will cement the legacy of Violet’s son, Sebastian. Was he a brilliant artist, devoted son or sexual predator? What really happened last summer?

Directed by Andy Rogow, Suddenly, Last Summer stars Angie Radosh as Violet Venable, Jeanine Gangloff Levy as Catherine Holly and Jonathan Furedy as Dr. Cukrowicz.

Angie Radosh makes her Island City Stage debut in the iconic Tennessee Williams role of Violet Venable. She is a three-time Carbonell award-winner for Stuff (Caldwell Theater), Cabaret (Maltz Jupiter Theatre) and Exit The King (Palm Beach Dramaworks). She has been honored with Silver Palm awards for her work in The Glass Menagerie (New Theatre), Speaking Elephant (Women’s Theatre Project) and Breadcrumbs (Primal Forces). Other South Florida credits include The Children (Gablestage), An Inspector Calls (Maltz Jupiter Theatre), Mothers and Sons (Gablestage, Broadwayworld.com best actress), and memorably The Music Man (Wick) with her son, John Tartaglia.

Jeanine Gangloff Levy is thrilled to return to the stage after this two year pause. Some favorite credits include Doralee in 9 to 5 the Musical, the Carbonell-nominated Paulette in Legally Blonde, Jackie in Disaster (Slow Burn), Amina in Dance Nation, Bellamonte in Emperor of the Moon (Thinking Cap Theatre), and Lana Turner in Starmaker (Island City Stage). Other regional credits include Theatre Lab, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Broward Stage Door, West Boca Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, Mill Mountain, Parade Productions and Evening Star.

Jonathan Furedy returns to Island City Stage after his successful run as Matthew in Altar Boyz. Prior to that, he spent two years sailing the world as a soloist for AIDA Cruises. Other credits include Kevin in Octopus, Launce in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Horatio in Hamlet, Bert in Mary Poppins, Emmett in Legally Blonde: The Musical, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, Thénardier in Les Miserables, Ali Hakim in Oklahoma! and Jason in Bare: A Pop Opera,. Furedy has also appeared in productions of Evil Dead: The Musical, Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors, The Producers, White Christmas, La Cage Aux Folles, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Gypsy and Billy Elliot.

Lisa King as Mrs. Holly, Laurie Tanner as Miss Foxhill, Christian Vandepas as George Holly and Carol Caselle as Sister Felicity round out the cast.

Suddenly, Last Summer is sponsored by Funding Arts Broward (FAB) and is supported by Our Fund, the SHS Foundation, the Broward County Cultural Council and Florida Department of State Division of Arts & Culture.

Island City Stage’s 10th Anniversary 2021-22 Season kicked off with The Twentieth Century Way by Tom Jacobson in October, followed by Armature by Andrew Kramer, currently running through February 27. Upcoming productions include The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam from June 9th, 2022 - July 10th, 2022 and One In Two by Donja R. Love from August 4th, 2022 – September 4th, 2022.

Tickets start at $35 and are available at: https://islandcitystage.org/suddenly-last-summer/
Other discounts are available for groups.

About Island City Stage
Founded in 2012, Island City Stage produces award-winning professional theatrical experiences rich with LGBTQ+ history, stories and characters, but have a heart and soul that is truly universal. It specializes in developing new work in addition to featuring the efforts of playwrights who expose audiences to different voices and diverse experiences. These shows are brought to life on stage through the talents of professional artists whose credits include Broadway, Off Broadway, national tours, major regional theaters, film and television. Island City Stage offers an intimate setting with six rows of stadium seating to foster a feeling of inclusion and participation in each theatrical event. It is located at 2304 North Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305. For tickets and more information, please call: (954) 928-9800 Or visit: www.islandcitystage.org