Pike takes the part of minister’s daughter Alma Winemiller, who finds her youthful passions rekindled with the return of the neighbour’s hard-living prodigal son John Buchanan, played by American Chris Carmack, best known from TV’s The OC. The cast also features Talulah Riley and Christopher Ravenscroft.
Overnight critics enjoyed the conflicting themes of spirituality and carnality put forth in Williams’ play and praised the performances of the two leads in Noble’s production. However, some felt that the director might have gleaned both more levity and emotional intensity from the piece.
- by Caroline Ansdell