PerformancesSaturday June 3
6:30 Cocktail Hour
7:15 Dinner & Gala
$350 Premium Seat
$175 Regular Seat
$2,500 Premium Table
$1,250 Regular Table
$100 Cocktail Hour Only
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Tennessee Williams Annual DinnerFOOD, FUN & FRIENDS
Our gala fundraising dinner and live auction features the first annual TENN Award. Dinner guests will be the first to hear the exciting 2017 Festival lineup, celebrating the Bard himself, William Shakespeare.
starring an Award Recipient to be Announced
The biggest event of the season
with wine, bubbly and beer
and a live auction featuring Provincetown art
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The price of your ticket, less $50 for the cost of the meal, is considered a tax-deductible donation to the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival.
the Tennessee Williams Annual Dinner
Featuring the TENN Award
On Saturday June 3rd, the Festival will announce the 2017 program of plays at our annual gala, co-chaired by Board Members Deborah Bowles and James Mauro.
We are thrilled to introduce you to the Tenn Award, which will be given to a recipient that advances the spirit of Tennessee Williams through excellence in the performance, study, or promotion of American Theater.
After a celebrity-infused cocktail hour, Festival Curator David Kaplan will reveal the exciting 2017 Festival productions from around the globe. During the multi-course dinner, a brief auction of Provincetown art and other exciting items will precede an in-depth interview with our guest of honor.
The Auction opens to the public at 8:15pm!
Recap of the 2016 Annual Dinner
At last year's gala, dinner guests met the Award-winning actor Brian Dennehy, who read a moving piece from Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, and was interviewed by noted O'Neill biographer, Robert M Dowling.
Mr. Dennehy mingled with guests during the cocktail hour, posing for photographs and chatting with fans. Pictured at left is Festival Curator David Kaplan with Mr. Dennehy.
At dinner, the 2016 Festival program was announced: "Beyond Success: Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill." Four Williams plays and four O'Neill plays were announced, with productions from Russia, South Africa, Philadelphia, New York, Provincetown, and more.
A live auction of Provincetown art was held during dinner, with works by John Dowd, TJ Walton, Raphael Soyer, William Papaleo, and Jeannie Motherwell. Guests were then able to bid on "Adopt-a-Show" items, raising over $27,000 toward the 2016 Festival!
After dinner, Mr. Dennehy read a moving piece from Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night. He was interviewed by noted O'Neill biographer, Prof. Robert M. Dowling, during which, Mr. Dennehy regaled the crowd with personal stories of his long experience performing in O'Neill's plays. He enjoyed himself so much that Mr. Dennehy agreed to come back in September for the Festival itself, where he held a marvleous Master Class.
The 2016 Tennessee Williams Annual Dinner was truly a night to remember.