Emily Mann Discusses McCarter’s Production of “Baby Doll” at Princeton Public Library

Babydoll 1Artistic Director Emily Mann and leads Dylan McDermott and Susannah Hoffman discuss McCarter Theatre’s upcoming production of “Baby Doll” Tuesday, September 1, at Princeton Public Library. The McCarter Live at the Library event is at 7 p.m. in the Community Room.

Mann will direct the darkly comic drama she adapted for the stage with Pierre Laville. Joining the discussion will be “Baby Doll” leads Dylan McDermott and Susannah Hoffman who will talk about the joys and challenges of bringing the tale to life. Based on the controversial 1950s Tennessee Williams film, “Baby Doll” is the story of a failing cotton gin owner, his beautiful, childlike, 19-year-old wife and the man who plots to seduce her. The production opens September 11 and runs through October 11.

Seating for this event will be on a first-come, first-seated basis with a line forming at 6 p.m. The doors to the Community Room will open at 6:30 p.m. Additional seating will be available just outside the Community Room and in the first-floor fireplace area where the event will be simulcast.

All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. If programs require registration, preference is given to library cardholders.

The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton, NJ. Convenient parking is available on neighboring streets and in the Spring Street Garage, which is adjacent to the library. For more information about library programs and services, call (609) 924-9529 or visit www.princetonlibrary.org.

For tickets to the McCarter production of “Baby Doll” visit http://www.mccarter.org/babydoll/ or call the Box Office at (609) 258-ARTS (2787). McCarter Theatre is located at 91 University Place in Princeton.