Tennessee Williams

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ECCENTRICITIES and random notes on Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams slept with my boyfriend’s father. I love saying that at a party.

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ECCENTRICITIES OF A NIGHTINGALE (Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium): 2018 Fringe review

ECCENTRICITIES is lush, loquacious and very typical Tennessee Williams: lonely, sex-starved women, men struggling against overbearing mothers, desperation everywhere.

Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor in the 1958 film adaptation of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.

Kaepernick on a Hot Tin Roof? Did self-censorship constrain Tennessee Williams?

Six decades separate the Broadway debut of Tennessee Williams’ CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF in 1955 from Colin Kaepernick’s boycott of the National Anthem

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A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Deep Blue Theatre Collective): 2016 Fringe review 20.2

Upon entering the MAAS Space, with it’s exposed beams and brick walls, and wooden floors, the very sensation of being engulfed in 1940s New Orleans in summer ensues. An ensemble…

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Hearing voices at 3 AM: Interview with POST HASTE playwright Frank E. Reilly

Frank E. Reilly’s latest play, POST HASTE, just finished its world premiere run at the Hedgerow Theatre. Henrik Eger interviewed the playwright about his works.

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[book review] FOLLIES OF GOD (James Grissom): Validating Tennessee Williams

“The greatness of . . . people lies in how they got from their squalor—real or perceived—and became artists.”

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STAIRS TO THE ROOF (EgoPo and Rowan): An absurdist take on a fledgling work by Tennessee Williams

This is Tennessee Williams as you’ve never seen him, filled with youthful ardor, idealism, and scorn, and well suited for showcasing a young ensemble of emerging talents.

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IRC’s presents some Durang classics

Featuring spoofs of American theater luminaries, IRC’s 2008 hit A STREETCAR NAMED DURANG returns this month for a brief seven-show run.

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THE GLASS MENAGERIE (Commonwealth Classic): Through the glass darkly

Commonwealth’s production draws the curtain on enough of the play’s window into regret to reveal the melancholy brilliance of THE GLASS MENAGERIE.

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[27] AND TELL SAD STORIES OF THE DEATHS OF QUEENS (Blue Suede Productions): Fringe review

Two young guys who moved here from Tennessee in 2012 started their own theater company, which they named Blue Suede Productions as a tribute to Elvis. John-Thomas Appling and Chris…

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Another take on GLASS: SHATTERED (Renegade)

Pacified by a pre-show serving of *Little Baby’s* ice cream, the Renegade Company’s audience sat in a cozy room with broken victrola records scattered on the floor. Our tummies filled…

photo by Daniel Kontz

GLASS: SHATTERED (Renegade): 60-second review

Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie is described as a “memory play”: its plot an extended flashback, its theatrical pretense laid bare. GLASS: SHATTERED, Michael Durkin’s reimaging of this classic of…