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Tennessee Williams Fest St. Louis Announces Fall Lineup
By: Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis
Taking a sharp pivot from Italy to St. Louis, they will reboot the Fifth Annual Festival to focus on Williams' youth and time spent with The Mummers, an offbeat St. Louis theatre company that tried out a number of Williams early plays and is immortalized in Williams essay "Something Wild." "Tennessee Williams: Something Wild" will play October 22- November 1, 2020 at The Link Auditorium (formerly The Wednesday Club and the theatre where The Mummers performed) as long as it remains safe to produce at that time.
Their Main Stage production will be of Williams' most iconic play, "The Glass Menagerie," seen through the lens of The Mummers in a framing story written by St. Louisan Brian Hohlfeld. Other offerings will include a production of "Glass" by Michael Aman which imagines Williams and Laurette Taylor in her dressing room on the opening night of "The Glass Menagerie"; a series of "St. Louis Rooming House Plays," one-acts by Williams that all take place in St Louis; "The Man in the Overstuffed Chair," a one-man show featuring renowned Williams interpreter Jeremy Lawrence, based on an essay in which Williams addresses his relationship with his father; a Scholars Conference which will delve deeply into Williams' time in Missouri; audience panels with St Louis themes; a Tennessee Williams Tribute; the TW Bus Tour; social events and more.
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