2016-17 Season

Baby Doll

Screenplay by Tennessee Williams
Adapted for the stage by Pierre Laville and Emily Mann

Directed by Jenny Sullivan

The play, adapted for the stage by Pierre Laville and Emily Mann… wove together the themes of deception and innocence with a great deal of artistry… Baby Doll will entertain you See it!

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ETC presents Tennessee Williams’ steamy and sensual Baby Doll,  based on the 1956 Golden Globe-winning film of the same name. Set in the Mississippi Delta, 19 year-old “Baby Doll” is stuck in the middle of a vicious competition between two rival cotton gin owners; Archie, her husband through arranged marriage, and Silva, a foreigner unwelcome in her community. After Silva suspects Archie of burning down his cotton gin, he sets his eyes on Baby Doll, hatching a plot to seduce the vulnerable young bride.

Crackling with Tennessee Williams’ trademark humor and sensitivity, Baby Doll is a “must-see spring production” says the Santa Barbara Independent.

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