SEPTEMBER 21 - 24, 2017

Past Festivals

2015 - Year Tenn

Year Tenn was a celebration of our first decade in Provincetown, with highlights from previous years, like Williams’ endearing and autobiographical The Parade, and a dance-theater piece that kicked off our Festival in 2006, Road to ParadiseWe revisited a world premiere and introduced a new one with Madame LeMonde & Amez-Vous Ionesco? We presented a fresh twist on the popular Suddenly Last Summer with other lesser-known revivals such as a riveting Milk Train and The Day on Which a Man Dies. New works included a musical adaptation of a Williams short play and a collection of Williams-inspired Mexican songs. Audiences were tantalized with a world premiere by the renowned playwright John Guare called More Stars Than There Are in Heaven.

The Remarkable Rooming House of Madame LeMonde and the world premiere of Aimez-Vous Ionesco - Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival (photo by Jane Paradise)

Madame LeMonde & Aimez-Vous Ionesco?

DARK COMEDY
WORLD PREMIERE

Comic horrors await in the attic, where the original 2009 cast returns with their ruthlessly riotous “Madame LeMonde,” plus a short Williams play making its world debut in Provincetown. More about
Jennifer Steyn in The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore - Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival - photo by Josh Andrus

The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore

AWARD-WINNING DRAMA

A sold-out highlight of 2013, Milk Train is a tour-de-force for Jennifer Steyn as the unforgettable Flora Goforth. Using Williams' original Kabuki stagehands, this surprising, witty, and elegiac play is not to be missed. More about
The Day On Which A Man Dies

The Day On Which A Man Dies

DRAMA
VISUAL ART

This powerful fantasia on the death of Jackson Pollock wowed audiences in 2009, and is newly reinvented by a South African dream team cast, in repertory with Milk Train.. More about
Ben Berry stars in THE PARADE at the 10th Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival - photo by Eileen Counihan

The Parade

ENVIRONMENTAL THEATER

Journey to the beach for a moving, autobiographical one-act that traces the poetic contours of Williams’ first true love and heartbreak in Provincetown. More about
Armando Arrocha will appear in Canciones de Tennessee Williams - Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival - photo courtesy of armandoarrocha.com

Canciónes de Tennessee Williams

MUSIC

Mexican singer/actor Armando Arrocha serenades us with a rich mix of English words and Spanish songs from Tennessee Williams plays. More about
Beth Bartley stars in Suddenly Last Summer - Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival - photo by Ride Hamilton

Suddenly Last Summer

DRAMATIC THRILLER

Telling a story is dangerous, hearing a story is devastating in this thriller starring Festival favorites Brenda Currin as Violet Venable and Beth Bartley as Catharine Holly. More about
Nathalie Carrington in The Liberation of Colette Simple - Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

The Liberation of Colette Simple

MUSIC THEATER

Imported from London, this cabaret fantasy with live music pops the cork of a bottled-up shop-girl in “Primanproper” Massachusetts. More about
Road to Paradise - Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival - photo courtesy of Carson Efird

Road To Paradise

DANCE THEATER

Dancing sailors and a young writer weave their bodies together over the water at the Boatslip to the heartfelt tune of Tennessee Williams. More about
Lusia Strus is featured in More Stars Than There Are in Heaven by John Guare

More Stars Than There Are In Heaven

STAGED READING

John Guare’s laugh-out-loud new play is an adaptation of a Tennessee Williams short story. Don’t miss the rare chance to share in the developing work from one of the world’s best-known playwrights. More about
Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival celebrates TENN years of premieres

TENN @ Town Hall

A HISTORY-MAKING CELEBRATION

Hear memorable excerpts from the world premieres we've presented over the last ten years, read by Festival stars, with music and special appearances. An event not to miss! More about
Augustin Correro leads Williams 101 - Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival - photo by Josh Andrus

Williams 101

DISCUSSION

This entertaining 60-minute lesson on Tennessee Williams will brief you on the playwright, with handy insights about our lineup of performances. More about
The Hotel Plays in New Orleans - from the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival - photo by Ride Hamilton

The Hotel Plays

ENVIRONMENTAL THEATER
A funhouse of plays from The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival performed in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Gather at the Historic Hermann-Grima House and proceed from room to room for an eye-opening quartet of exceptional Williams plays, up-close and personal. More about

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