Tennessee Williams hit the dramatic pay dirt once again with Sweet Bird Of Youth (1959). It has many of his essentials themes of damaged, self-sabotaging people looking for redemption and finding tragedy. It the kind of play that Williams excels at. It's notable that the original theater production stared Paul Newman as Chance Wayne the prodigal son returning home for his last chance with Heavenly. He is hoping his connection with the aging former superstar actress "The Princess Kosmonopolis"(who was played by Geraldine Page) can restore his vitality and give him the fame, success and life with Heavenly away from St. Cloud. It's also notable that the music was composed by frequent Williams collaborator and well-known writer in his own right -Paul Bowles. I am looking forward to seeing the film version and curious to see how much they left in from the play.