Sweet Bird of Youth

■ Tennessee Williams’s haunting classic drama, Sweet Bird of Youth, will be staged from Saturday March 31 to Sunday April 8 at the Artscape Theatre. Set in the small town of Saint Cloud, on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, Sweet Bird of Youth, tracks the fading dreams of hustler Chance Wayne, a long-gone traveller returning home. Alongside Chance, former movie star Alexandra Del Lago, travelling incognito as Princess Kosmonopolis, faces her own uncertain future. This production, directed and designed by Fred Abrahamse, stars doyenne of South African stage, Fiona Ramsay, in the coveted role of Alexandra Del Lago. Marcel Meyer plays Chance Wayne. Evening performances are at 7pm with matinees at 3pm. Tickets range from R180 to R200. Book at Computicket or Artscape-Dial-A-Seat on 021 421 7695.