Signal Ensemble Theatre
Based on the book by Carson McCullers
Adapted by Edward Albee
Directed by Ronan Marra
Amelia Evans is the despotic proprietor of The Sad Café, located in a small Georgia town’s center in the 1930s. Lymon - a strange hunchback that turns out to be a relative Amelia's never met - becomes the target of her unlikely affection, forming an unusual love triangle when her estranged husband Marvin returns. When Marvin threatens to leave with Lymon if she doesn't acquiesce to his demands, she refuses, and the husband and wife settle the matter violently in front of the entire town.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - "This is spectacular theatre" - "This is what good chicago theatre is all about"
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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - "Signal Ensemble Theatre's altogether outstanding revival"
READER RECOMMENDED - "[A] Riveting Production"
RECOMMENDED - "Signal’s production sweetly captures the sad nostalgia of squandered love"
Photos by Johnny Knight