by William Inge
Directed by Dana Anderson
May 24th – June 23rd
This Tony award-winning play peels back the layers of a loveless marriage, exposing the weight of the past and the relief of catharsis. Doc and Lola are stuck together in a small mid-western town, having long ago resigned themselves to disappointment. When a young female student joins them as a boarder, she forces them to face their fears and the toll their mutually caused pain has taken on each other.
A dark and probing exploration of the effect of stasis and substance abuse has on a marriage, Come Back, Little Sheba was the first play by award winner William Inge and gave Shirley Booth the role of a lifetime. Altarena’s production promises to bring tears to our audience’s eyes.