The Middletown High School Drama Club
Summer And Smoke
by Tennessee Williams
performed January 1967
Directed by ??
Student Director: Ellen Lois Parker
Class of 1967 Senior Play

Reverend Winemiller
Phillip Hartley Ward
Mrs. Winemiller
Deborah Anne Godfrey
John Buchanan, Jr.
Orval Keith Hallam
Alma Winemiller
Susan Janet Drummond
Rosa Gonzales
Victoria Gardner
Nellie Ewell
Patricia (Pat) Barry
Roger Doremus
David Nestor
Dr. John Buchanan. Sr.
William L. Skahill
Mrs. Bassett
Gary John O'Neill
Teddy Decker
Gary John O'Neill
Archie Kramer
Phil Ledoux
Thanks to Cathy B. Wheeler ('67) for filling in some of our blanks!
Terry Lou Hamer

In this play, put on by the senior class, Tennessee Williams portrays a man caught between the strict morality of the Victorian era, with its idealistic conception of life, honor, duty, and chastity, and the modern lust for life which is filled with a restlessness and a search for meaning outside of the patented ideals.  Alma is unable to reconcile her world of spiritual values with the world of passion and gives in to the focus of decadence.  John, the fiery, self-indulgent young doctor, cannot find satisfaction in the world of abandonment and passion so he must leave it and turn to an ordered life of research and service.  Alma and John grope to discover some means of reconciling their two worlds; the tragedy lies in their failure.

(We are not sure if we have a complete cast list for this production.  If you were involved in this show or have a program or remember anything about it, PLEASE e-mail me so I can update this page. I'll be sure to give you credit. Thank you!)