SEPTEMBER 24 - 27, 2020

Before You Come To The Show

In keeping with the spirit of this year’s festival motto “If we can, we will,” there will be some changes to the standard procedures of attending the performances this year. These changes and procedures have been put in place for the continued safety of our performers, audience, and staff. Click here for more information.
Tadanori Yokoo, the Japanese artist whose work inspired our 2019 show icons, responded to 2020’s pandemic with adaptations of his signature artwork in a series humorously titled,
“With Corona.”

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CENSORSHIP IN THEATER IS NEWS AROUND THE WORLD. The Festival is honored to announce that Jung Chang will be joining us!

Best known for her family autobiography Wild Swans, selling over 10 million copies worldwide but banned in the People's Republic of China.

More information here.

Festival in the News

Broadway World: Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival to Hold Tennessee Williams Institute Online. Read it here.

Cape Cod Times: Review: Distant dune setting ideal for Williams play in Provincetown. Read it here.

The Provincetown Banner: Tennessee Williams will not be silenced. Read it here

The Provincetown Independent: Tennessee Williams Fest Stays Live and Distant for 2020. Read it here.

The Provincetown Magazine: The Show Must Go On. Read it here.

Cape Cod Times: Provincetown Williams fest’s timely play keeps audiences far from action. Read it here.

Photo Credit: David Drake by Julia Cumes

Making Trouble for 400 Years

Season 15 - Censorship - The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

Since the arrival of the Mayflower in 1620, theater in Cape Cod has been a problem.

Many plays we have presented have sparked righteous indignation.

The 2020 Festival is a collection of plays related to censorship written by Williams and other writers. The theme is prompted by the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s arrival in Provincetown, or rather it’s departure five weeks later.

The 2020 Tennessee Williams Festival Catalog

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