Limelight’s Executive Director plays lead female role in Sweet Bird of Youth

Beth Lambert, Executive Director of Limelight Theatre, plays Alexandra in Sweet Bird of Youth, on stage Jan. 23-Feb. 15 on the Matuza Main Stage of Limelight, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. Contributed image

Beth Lambert, Executive Director of Limelight Theatre, plays Alexandra in Sweet Bird of Youth, on stage Jan. 23-Feb. 15 on the Matuza Main Stage of Limelight, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. Contributed image

Local cast for Sweet Bird of Youth by Tennessee Williams includes Limelight’s Beth Lambert

From Limelight Theatre

St. Augustine, FL — A cast of local actors will be on stage this month in Sweet Bird of Youth at Limelight Theatre.

Sweet Bird is a classic play by Tennessee Williams which tells the story of a gigolo and drifter, Chance Wayne, who returns to his home town as the companion of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. His homecoming is not well received by the locals as longtime secrets are revealed.

Directed by Gary Cadwallader, Sweet Bird opens Friday, Jan. 23 and runs through Sunday, Feb. 15 on the Matuza Main Stage.

The cast includes Corey Billingsley as Chance; Beth Lambert as Alexandra; Courtney Grile as Miss Lucy; Madi Mack as Heavenly; Vanessa Warner as Aunt Nonnie; Evelyn Lynam as Violet/Maid; Daphne Moore as Edna/Maid; John Pope as Boss Finely; Lou Agresta as Hatcher; Austin Moore as Bud; Micah Laird as Scotty; Chase Lawless as Stuff; Michael Diamond as Scudder; Everette Street as Fly/Heckler/Charles; Scott Smith as Tom Finley, Jr.; and Kyle Thompson as Page.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Opening night on Jan. 23 includes a complimentary champagne toast and meet-the-cast reception after the show. Tickets are $25 per person.

Prior to performances on Feb. 13-14, learn more about playwright Tennessee Williams. Scholar Amanda Hill, currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Central Florida, studying Texts & Technology, will talk about Sweet Bird of Youth and the man who wrote it. She holds an MFA in Theatre and a BA in Music Theatre & Performance. This program will begin at 7 p.m., with the play to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Please note that this play has adult content; not intended for children.

For reservations, call 904-825-1164 or purchase online at limelight-theatre.org. Limelight Theatre is a nonprofit organization located at 11 Old Mission Ave., in uptown St. Augustine. Free parking is available streetside and in the theatre’s parking lot.

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