Joan Van Ark currently featuring in Tennessee Williams’ delightful comedy, A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, had two surprise guests in the audience. Constance Mccashin and Julie Harris popped down to the Hartford stage to support their long time friend.

In the tradition of Designing Women, The Golden Girls, and Sex in the City, A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur is a sharp-witted comedy about four women juggling romance, friendship and independence. In the play, Dorothea (Jefferies), a lovelorn school teacher waiting for a phone call from Mr. Right, is caught in a tug-of-war between her pushy roommate Bodey (Glynn) and her sharp friend Helena (van Ark). Her wacky neighbor, Miss Gluck (Taini), adds to the chaos of what should be a lovely Sunday morning.