The Mercyhurst Theatre Program, under the directorship of Brett D. Johnson, Ph.D., will present Tennessee Williams’ Clothes for a Summer Hotel. A haunting, poetic memory play about the tortured final days of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, the play dramatizes a visit by F. Scott to his wife at a North Carolina asylum, where she is being treated for mental illness. Their meeting is deeply disturbing, and as Scott realizes that Zelda will never recover, the action shifts to a series of flashbacks, which illuminate the causes of their sad plight. We see them in younger, happier days – she in a tempestuous affair with a young French aviator, he matching wits with an acerbic Ernest Hemingway. And throughout, the drinking, the wild extravagances, and the steady erosion of talent and potential.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, and $5 for youth 12 and younger and Mercyhurst students with ID. For tickets, call 814-824-3000 or visit miac.mercyhurst.edu.