Literary Arts

Baby Doll

Shelton Theater

Presenting the Bay Area premiere of Tennessee Williams' black comedy play Baby Doll newly adapted by Emily Mann and Pierre Laville. The story follows a virgin child bride and her alcoholic husband into a revenge plot of seduction and justice. The film was created at the height of Williams' genius and reveals the master storyteller's vision of seduction, empathy, and cruelty in the land of the Deep South.

This is what SF/Arts curator Jean Schiffman had to say about Baby Doll :

Tennessee Williams turned his one-act, “27 Wagons Full of Cotton,” into the 1956 movie “Baby Doll,” directed by Elia Kazan and starring Carroll Baker. Now it’s a play, adapted by Emily Mann and Pierre Laville from the film. Set in the deep South, it’s a smoldering story of a virgin child bride (played by Brianna Walsh), her alcoholic husband, arson, seduction and rivalry. Will Marchetti directs this Bay Area premiere for Shelton Theater.

Event Info
Sep 21 → Nov 03
Thur-Sat 7PM and Sun 2PM
Shelton Theatre
533 Sutter, San Francisco
Info: 415-882-9100
Venue: 433-1226
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