2017 - TENNESSEE WILLIAMS AND SHAKESPEARE
2017 included productions of Williams’ work paired with works by Shakespeare. Audiences enjoyed making connections between the two playwrights — explored through performance, educational programming, and social events — and arrived at new understandings of both playwrights in productions including Hamlet, Sweet Bird of Youth, Antony and Cleopatra, and Ten Blocks on the Camino Real.
This acclaimed South African production of Shakespeare’s most famous play is inspired by records of a performance on board an East India merchant ship over 400 years ago.
A big-hearted Williams one-act about love and heroism, staged with West African flair in a performance full of vibrant song and dance, perfectly suited to the outdoor marketplace.
An ambitious golden boy's dreams run aground on the rocky shores of small-town Mississippi politics in Williams’ rarely-seen classic, staged by Festival favorites from South Africa.
Shakespeare’s thrilling Mediterranean adventure comes to life aboard the Rose Dorothea, a 66-foot fishing schooner, staged by the creators of last year’s hit, The Hairy Ape.
Williams’ hilariously bizarre one-act about ragged souls trapped in a cruel, surrealist version of Key West is hard to pronounce – and impossible to forget.
Shakespeare’s clowning and Williams’ grotesque humor fuse together in a fast-paced, slapstick recap of the Festival, from tears to triumphs to storms at sea – performed while speaking nary a word.
Actors from around the world gather at Town Hall for one performance that captures this year’s biggest ideas and themes, conceived by curator David Kaplan.
Worlds of hilarity and heartbreak await behind every door as you move from room to room enjoying works from both Williams and Shakespeare at the historic Gifford House Inn.
Lift a tankard or two, and sing along with Provincetown’s wonderful singers and the Festival’s international musicians for an evening of Ballads and Beer.
This entertaining 90-minute lesson on Tennessee Williams and William Shakespeare will brief you on the playwrights, with handy insights about our lineup of performances.
An intimate trip up, through, and over the spectacular Provincetown dunes, where you’ll visit a shack where Tennessee Williams wrote and sip champagne while lingering over the long Atlantic sunset.
Join acclaimed director Lee Breuer, MacArthur Foundation “genius” Fellow, along with his collaborator Maude Mitchell, and TW Fest curator David Kaplan for a conversation about text, context, and shaking up the classics.
- 2018 Shows
- 2017 Shows
- 2016 Shows
- 2015 Shows
- 2014 Shows
- 2013 Shows
- 2012 Shows
- 2011 Shows
- 2010 Shows
- 2009 Shows
- 2008 Shows
- Young Love
- The Dog Enchanted by the Divine View
- Lorita! (Happy August the Tenth)
- Camino Real
- Tennessee in Foreign Tongues
- Love Songs from Summer and Smoke
- The Eccentricities of a Nightingale
- Rancho Pancho
- Green Eyes with Adam and Eve on a Ferry
- Olympia Dukakis - From Streetcar to Milktrain
- Coffee with Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson
- 2007 Shows
- The Foggy Foggy Dew
- Julie/Pronoun I
- Sunburst/The One Exception
- The Plexiglass Menagerie
- The Parade or Approaching the End of a Summer
- The Traveling Companion/The Chalky White Substance
- Camino Real
- Amiri Baraka
- The Notebook of Trigorin
- The Gnadiges Fraulein
- Ethel Elkovsky Recites
- The Ghost Plays
- Everyone Expects Me to Write Another Streetcar
- Road to Paradise
- The Strange, the Crazed, The Queer
- The 3 Mrs. Stones - The Roman Spring of Mrs.Stone
- I Can't Imagine Tomorrow with The Stronger and Come and Go
- Homage to Valeska Gert
- The Demolition Downtown/The Municipal Abaittoir
- Three More Films - The Red Devil Battery Sign, Noir et Blanc, and The Migrants
- Tennessee Rocks