Archive: Summer and Smoke

April 22 – May 15, 2016

Preview April 21

sponsorsThe Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre
Marjorie Arenstein Stage
at Virginia Rep Center   Free Parking

By Tennessee Williams
Direction by Bruce Miller
Starring Carolyn Demanelis and Alexander Sapp

"A masterful production.
Demanelis rises to the occasion, making the audience care deeply about her.
Sapp yet again proves himself as one of Richmond’s finest actors.
Miller’s direction doesn’t miss a step"

STYLE Weekly

"Mesmerizing... Summer and Smoke definitely entertains."

Richmond Family Magazine

"Williams’ subtle and sizzling two-act romance marks Bruce Miller’s directorial farewell"

Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Intimate" and "Breathtaking"


"A beautifully-staged, richly-acted and thoroughly-captivating experience."


Meet the Cast (pdf)

This sultry Tennessee Williams classic reflects on the conflict between passion and Victorian morality. In Mississippi at the dawn of the 20th century, a young woman’s sexual awareness evolves from chaste modesty to desire. Press Release
2 hours and 25 minutes with intermission

Please note that Thursday performances begin at 7 p.m.

Media and Blog

Bruce Miller’s Summer and Smoke

Virginia Rep Blog

Founding Artistic Director "Bruce Miller’s last play"


"Virginia Rep to Present Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE"