Diane Lane and Finn Wittrock play a couple of Tennessee Williams' "monsters" in Goodman Theatre's sumptuous but unwieldy revival of "Sweet Bird of Youth."
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Fading big screen actress Alexandra Del Lago (Diane Lane) confronts her current, much younger companion Chance Wayne (Finn Wittrock), who's trying to blackmail her into giving him a studio contract in Goodman Theatre's revival of "Sweet Bird of Youth" by Tennessee Williams.
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Sometimes more is less. For confirmation look no further than Goodman Theatre's highly anticipated revival of “Sweet Bird of Youth,” Tennessee Williams' second-tier play from 1959 about lost love, fading beauty, vanishing youth and last, desperate chances. Unfortunately, it's a gorgeous but overstuffed, uneven show that threatens to overshadow the intriguing performances of Diane Lane and Finn Wittrock.