Concord University Theatre Department Presents Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly, Last Summer

For Immediate Release: 
Nov 03 2016

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,


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ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University’s Theatre Department will present Tennessee Williams’ powerful drama, Suddenly, Last Summer. The play will be performed Wednesday, Nov. 9 through Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in the H.C. Paul Theatre. The theatre is located inside the Alexander Fine Arts Center on Concord University’s main campus in Athens.

In this classic Tennessee Williams’ play, young socialite Catherine Holly is traumatized and committed to an institution after witnessing her cousin’s violent death on a trip to Europe. Her aunt, Violet Venable, wants to hide the events of her son’s death and attempts to bribe a young surgeon to perform a lobotomy on Catherine. The doctor vows to find out the truth about Catherine’s state before taking any action. Due to the content, this play is intended for mature audiences only.

Admission to Suddenly, Last Summer is free to Concord students, faculty, and staff with a valid university I.D. Tickets for the general public are $5 for adults and are $4 for senior citizens.

Seating for Suddenly, Last Summer is limited and reservations need to be made with the Concord University Box Office.

Reservations can be made by calling the Box Office at 304-384-5101 or emailing Tickets can be picked up before the show at the Box Office located in the Alexander Fine Arts Center.  Reservations are released at 6:45 p.m. each night prior to the show if they are unclaimed.

This show is presented in cooperation with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. and the CU English Department. A mini-class on Tennessee Williams is offered this semester in conjunction with the production.  Following the play, Dr. Anthony Patricia will lead a discussion about Tennessee Williams and Suddenly, Last Summer.

For additional information, contact Karen Vuranch at or 304-575-3636.




Kimberlin Massie wrote this press release. She is a senior majoring in Communication Arts

 with an emphasis in public relations. Massie is from Beckley, W.Va.



Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086

if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.