Imagine…"The Glass Menagerie" performed where it was first imagined

By: Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis
ST. LOUIS - June 17, 2021 - PRLog -- Imagine…The Glass Menagerie…performed where it was first imagined…


Tennessee Williams and the Central West End

6th Annual Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis

August 19-29

Central West End


"The Glass Menagerie"

Site-specific production at the historic "Tennessee" the Westminster Place apartment  in the Central West End where it all began.

Directed by Brian Hohlfeld

TWTRIBUTE: St. Louis Woman

Scholars Panels

Workshop / Reading of "Why Does Desdemona Love the Moor"

prior to Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theatre Festival Engagement / Directed by Thomas Mitchell

"Blue Song" Book Signing & Conversation with author Dr. Henry Schvey

TW Walking Tour of CWE / Led by TW Scholar Thomas Mitchell

Opening Weekend Block Party

Additional productions, events and full casts announced beginning of July.

Certified with Missouri Arts Safe / Entire festival team is fully vaccinated.

About the Festival

The Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis was established in 2016 by Carrie Houk, the award-winning producer, casting director, actor, and educator.  The Festival, which aims to enrich the cultural life of St. Louis by producing an annual theater festival and other artistic events that celebrate the artistry and life of Tennessee Williams, was named the 2019 Arts Startup of the Year by the Arts & Entertainment Council.

About Tennessee Williams

Born Thomas Lanier Williams III in 1911 in Mississippi, Williams moved to St. Louis at age seven, when his father was made an executive with the International Shoe Company (where the City Museum and the Last Hotel are now located). He lived here for more than two decades, attending Washington University, working at the International Shoe Company, and producing his first plays at local theaters. He credited his sometimes difficult experiences in St. Louis for the deeply felt poetic essence that permeates his artistry. When asked later in life when he left St. Louis, he replied, "I never really left." Most people are familiar with the famous works that have garnered multiple Pulitzer Prizes, Tony Awards and Academy Awards, such as The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Suddenly Last Summer. He also wrote hundreds of additional plays, stories, essays, and poems, many of which are only now seeing the light of day as his estate permits greater access. He is today considered by many leading authorities to be America's greatest playwright.

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