The Pretty Trap OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    August 2, 2011
    Closing:
    August 21, 2011

    Theater: Acorn Theatre / 410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036

    Synopsis: 

    Before Tennessee Williams wrote one of his masterpieces, The Glass Menagerie, he wrote a one-act version called The Pretty Trap. Cause Célèbre will present the New York Premiere of this gem of a play directed by Antony Marsellis (Love Divided By, The Love Course). Katharine Houghton, who brought her fiancé, Sidney Poitier, home in Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, is seated at a very different kind of dinner and plays one of Williams' quintessential female roles, Amanda Wingfield, the mother in The Glass Menagerie. The other characters are the same--Laura, Tom and the gentleman caller. But the tone is lighter and the ending is completely unexpected. Don't miss out on this engaging evening in a very limited engagement.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Pretty Trap

    A Mother’s Familiar Optimism, Without the Familiar Letdown

    Anita Gates

    August 5, 2011: The last time most of America saw Katharine Houghton, she was playing the idealistic young white woman announcing her engagement to a noble black doctor (Sidney Poitier) in the 1967 film “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” with Katharine Hepburn, her real-life aunt, and Spencer Tracy as her parents. Now here she is as Amanda Wingfield, Tennessee Williams’s faded belle and overbearing mother from “The Glass Menagerie.”

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