Tennessee Williams

The magic of Tennessee Williams is coming to The Big Top

Tennessee Williams was a little bit in love with Italy. He was definitely in love with an Italian. This month, Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis will pay tribute to that love with its theme, “Tennessee Williams & Italy,” and a production of his 1950 play, The Rose Tattoo , running August 18-28.
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July 2022 Theater Guide: ‘The Cherry Orchard,’ ‘Kinky Boots,’ ‘Godspell,’ Tennessee Williams, and Arthur Miller

Most years there’s a dearth of interesting theater offerings in the middle of the summer. Not this July, however. Pittsburgh’s beloved vagabond theater company, Quantum Theatre, is producing Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard at the OneValley development near Hazelwood Green. Pittsburgh CLO this month this month has the return of Kinky Boots, as well as Godspell and A Chorus Line.
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Hamlet, Tennessee Williams, Marie Antoinette, Queen Victoria highlight Black Box Theatre’s 2022-23 season

Black Box Theatre’s (BBT) 2022-23 season includes comedy, drama, a timeless theater classic and a new work by two local theater veterans. “Women Playing Hamlet,” by William Missouri Downs, July 8-24; directed by Ceil Herman. “Hamlet” is a challenge for any actor, but here Jessica is cast as the titular character in a New York production, in this comedy by BBT favorite Downs, who has visited Las Cruces for previous BBT productions of his plays.

'For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls' unleashes a mad jumble of Tennessee Williams plots and jokes

Two years ago, the Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans was fast approaching opening night of “In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel,” a show scheduled to coincide with the 2020 Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival. Within days, of course, anxious precautions gave way to a full-blown pandemic. The festival was canceled, the show — like every other production planned for that fateful spring — was canceled, and the set gathered dust for six months in the Lower Depths Theater at Loyola University.

Tennessee Williams Fest is Back for the 75th Anniversary of Streetcar Named Desire

Starting this week, March 23-27, the Tennessee Williams Festival returns to the New Orleans French Quarter, celebrating 36 years of literary revelry. This five-day spectacular brings a myriad of artists, musicians, and actors together for a number of theater events, literary panels, walking tours, music events, culinary and cocktail showdowns, and more.

Tennessee Williams quotes on writing, love and kindness

For playwright Tennessee Williams, masterpieces like “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “The Glass Menagerie” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” came from a deep understanding of emotion and an intense passion for his craft. Here are selected quotes from Williams on writing, love and kindness.

Festival celebrates all things Tennessee Williams, with readings, drama, short stories and more

It’s been 75 years since Blanche Dubois, broke and desperate, climbed aboard that old rattle-trap streetcar named Desire and changed American theater forever. The 1947 Broadway premiere of “A Streetcar Named Desire” had an immediate and lasting influence, a clash of romance and realism that introduced the world to iconic characters and established Williams as a distinctive voice whose landmark plays have been in heavy rotation on stages around the world for more than three-quarters of a century.

Blue Slipper engrosses with shorts by Tennessee Williams

Blue Slipper engrosses with shorts by Tennessee Williams. Following its pandemic postponement, Livingston’s Blue Slipper Theatre will finally present four one-act plays by American theatre icon Tennessee Williams. The awaited Marc Beaudin-directed performances run from February 25th to March 6th, with an 8pm show time on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees at 3pm.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis names managing director

Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis has named Lizi Watt as managing director. In a statement, Watt, a St. Louis native, said she is “looking forward to promoting the mission of TWSTL as a local hotbed for great performance and artistic dialogue.”. Carrie Houk, executive artistic director of TWSTL, said...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis native Tennessee Williams was forever preoccupied with hometown he hated, new book shows

In the long and rich tradition of St. Louis bashing, the heavyweight champion may still be Tennessee Williams, who in 1947 — nine years after dusting the town of his youth and just days after scoring his second Broadway hit in less than three years — offered a Post-Dispatch reporter this vaporize-all-bridges assessment: “I found St. Louisans cold, smug, complacent, intolerant, stupid and provincial.”
Wicked Local

How can I learn about Tennessee Williams? Here are scholars and workshops

The 16th annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival has announced this year's Tennessee Williams Institute workshops and scholars, in concert with the festival itself, scheduled for Sept. 23-26. The workshops focus on creative responses to censorship and a symposium on attempts to censor theaters from ancient Greece to Soviet Russia...