2019 - Tennessee Williams and Yukio mishima
The 2019 Festival presented plays by Tennessee Williams and Yukio Mishima, perhaps Japan's most provocative author. Born a world apart, Williams and Mishima became good friends in the late 1950s. Williams willingly fell under Japanese influence for over a decade, up until 1970, the year Mishima died.
South African and American artists stage Williams' vision of madness, endurance, and grace in a new production inspired by Japan's traditional Noh theater.
Mishima’s outrageous camp classic about a glamorous jewel thief and the handsome detective she enthralls.
The power of poetry seals two strangers’ fates in this charming one-act romance set by Williams in ancient Japan.
Temptation gets the better of two panicked shop assistants in Mishima’s madcap physical comedy, performed on a double bill with a traditional Japanese version of the same story.
A New Orleans queen brings a rough sailor into her garden.
and the Provincetown Theater
DRAMA — GHOST STORY
An apparition haunts a hospital bed in this modern version of an ancient Japanese Noh play. The highly acclaimed production from South Africa is performed with puppets, masks, and live actors.
created and performed by Runn Shayo
A former boarding-house tenant recalls his strange company in this gritty elegy adapted from a Williams short story.
Unspoken desire breaks the surface of a post-war family's placid life in Mishima's passionate drama from 1949, in a new English-language translation.
It's a night of festivities, music, and laughter — with wigs! Come out for a solo show performed by Yuhua Hamasaki: drag queen, seamstress, dancer, comedian, and star of 'The Black Lizard' on Festival Sunday.
This nighttime cabaret is the Provincetown debut for Yuhua, who is perhaps best known for competing on the tenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.
Composer and pianist George Maurer leads an ensemble of Festival artists in a bouquet of music ranging from hymns to Japanese folksongs and Maurer’s new settings of poetry by Williams, Mishima, and Rilke.
This entertaining 90-minute lesson on Tennessee Williams and this year’s plays will brief audiences on the playwrights, with handy insights about our lineup of performances.
- 2019 Shows
- 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
- 2006 Shows