New Jersey Stage

Thursday, October 13, 2011

South Camden Theatre Company Opens its Seventh Season with Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams

(CAMDEN, NJ) -— The South Camden Theatre Company, a nonprofit professional theatre organization located in Camden, New Jersey opens its seventh season titled "Tenn X Ten" featuring works written by and inspired by Tennessee Williams in celebration of the centennial of his birth. A three-week production of "Suddenly Last Summer" written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Connie Norwood begins the 2011-2012 season opening Friday October 21, 2011 at 8 p.m.

Founder and Producing Artistic Director Joseph M. Paprzycki states, "South Camden Theatre Company is the only theatre in the United States that chose to honor Tennessee Williams's centennial with an entire season of his work, and we are excited to bring his plays to our audience.  Additionally we are proud to highlight award-winning local Camden artist Brother Mickey O'Neill McGrath who painted four original works of art that appear as the poster image for each production this season."  Director Connie Norwood adds, "What lengths people go through to hide the truth are a familiar theme in Tennessee's work and front and center in 'Suddenly Last Summer'."

Performances will be held Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the 96-seat Waterfront South Theatre located at 400 Jasper Street in Camden, New Jersey. Tickets and season passes are available for purchase for $15 online at http://www.southcamdentheatre.org , by calling 1-866-811-4111 or at the door.

For more information about South Camden Theatre Company, please visit www.southcamdentheatre.org. Follow the company on Twitter at @ArtWillSaveUs and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SouthCamdenTheatreCompany.

About South Camden Theatre Company, Inc.
The South Camden Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping revitalize the City of Camden, New Jersey by producing meaningful, professional theater in the City's Waterfront South District as the resident theatre company at Waterfront South Theatre. We are committed to staging performances that entertain, elevate, and inspire audiences, whether our plays are rooted in the reality of injustice, or explore the magic of human potential and show how love can transcend our differences. We are here to serve the community; its adults, children, and we exist to provide hope for the rebirth of our city, while providing a voice and a stage for those who live, work and dream here. South Camden Theatre Company is a proud member of The New Jersey Theatre Alliance, The Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, South Jersey Cultural Alliance, and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. For more information on South Camden Theatre Company and Waterfront South Theatre, visit www.southcamdentheatre.org.

About Waterfront South Theatre
The Waterfront South Theatre is a new 96-seat theatre located on the corner of 4th and Jasper street in Camden, New Jersey.  This 4,000 square foot facility was built by the Heart of Camden, a nonprofit housing organization in the Waterfront South section of the city.  South Camden Theatre Company is the resident professional theatre company that opened the facility in 2010 and continues to own and operate the theatre for its ongoing productions as well as a rental venue for other groups' performances and rehearsals space rentals. For more information on Waterfront South Theatre, visit www.waterfrontsouththeatre.com.