SEPTEMBER 27 - 30, 2018

2018 Annual Dinner Gala & Auction featuring Amanda Plummer

Tennessee Williams Annual Dinner

An evening of Wine & Roses, featuring Amanda Plummer. Dinner guests heard the exciting 2018 Festival program, Wishful Thinking, at our annual gala fundraising dinner, our biggest event of the spring season!

Guests met award-winning actor Amanda Plummer, this year's TENN Award recipient in an intimate post-dinner interview.


Silent Auction included private summer cocktail parties with Michael Cunningham and Tony Kushner

Live Auction included pieces by Jo Hay, KJ Shows, John Dowd, Marian Roth, and a private dinner at Strangers & Saints.

Performances

This event took place on Saturday June 2

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Wine & Roses

Featuring Amanda Plummer
TENN Award Recipient

On Saturday June 2nd, the Festival welcomed Tony and Emmy Award winning actor Amanda Plummer as guest of honor at our annual gala, where we announceed the 2018 program of plays.

We were also thrilled to present Ms. Plummer with the second annual TENN Award, which is given for advancing 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 revealed the exciting 2018 Festival productions, including a mini "sneak preview" performance of The Rose Tattoo by Irene Glezos

During the multi-course dinner by Cosmos Catering a brief auction of Provincetown art and other exciting items preceded a personal interview with Amanda Plummer.

 

About Amanda Plummer

“What I got from Tennessee himself, and from a few other people that were really close to him,
is that no one could laugh at absurdity, at tragedy, like he could.
And it’s in his writing — the lightness, that light touch,
humor in the darkest places.”

- Amanda Plummer in The New York Times

 

For decades, Amanda Plummer has given life to the work of Tennessee Williams. She played Laura Wingfield in a Broadway revival of The Glass Menagerie in 1983, one year after her star performance as Agnes in the Broadway run of John Pielmeier’s Agnes of God (which earned her a Tony Award at age 24).

Over the years, she has shown a commitment to bringing lesser-known Williams plays to light, which has led to roles in productions of The Gnädiges Fräulein, Summer and Smoke, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, The Two-Character Play, and the world premiere of The One Exception.

Last year, Plummer played the sketch artist Hannah Jelkes in American Repertory Theater’s revival of The Night of the Iguana – a performance that Bob Verini of Variety described as “superb.” In his review, Verini wrote that “Plummer has always excelled in playing delusional creatures with a sense of the fantastic … that otherworldly quality [is] grounded by age and experience now. Plummer completely, believably embodies this self-described Nantucket spinster who takes the world as it comes with no little wit and an endless supply of charity.”

Plummer is also an accomplished television and film actor. Her screen credits include roles in Joe Versus the Volcano, The Fisher King, Pulp Fiction, The World According to Garp, and on The Outer Limits and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

She has portrayed a colorful range of characters over the years, garnering two Tony Award nominations in addition to her win, as well as a Theatre World award, two Drama Desk awards, two Outer Critics Circle awards, a Boston Critics Circle award, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, three Emmy awards, a Hollywood Drama Critics Award, a Saturn Award, and a Cable Ace Award. She has received nominations from BAFTA, the Chicago Film Critics Association, the American Comedy Awards, the Cable Ace Awards, and the Golden Globes.

“The thing about passion is that it makes you dream yourself into the play's world and then the work comes from that,” Plummer told the Los Angeles Times in 1988, a few months after turning 30. “Without the need to do a play, the work becomes harder, it becomes work. If you have passion for it, you're halfway there already when it comes to creating something. It's easy to dream yourself into the character and living among the people.”

Photo Album

2018 Annual Dinner

All photos by Dan McKeon

Festival Curator David Kaplan, Producing Director Charlene A. Donaghy, and Executive Director Jef Hall-Flavin celebrating at the Tennessee Williams Annual Dinner in Provincetown (June 2, 2018). Photo by Dan McKeon.

Festival Curator David Kaplan, Producing Director Charlene A. Donaghy, and Executive Director Jef Hall-Flavin celebrating at the Tennessee Williams Annual Dinner in Provincetown on June 2, 2018. Photo by Dan McKeon.

 

Guest of Honor Amanda Plummer (center) with Festival Marketing Manager Hunter Styles (left) and Festival donor Neil Korpinen (right). Photo by Dan McKeon.

Guest of Honor Amanda Plummer (center) with Festival Marketing Manager Hunter Styles (left) and Festival donor Neil Korpinen (right). Photo by Dan McKeon.

 

Guest of Honor Amanda Plummer. Photo by Dan McKeon.

Guest of Honor Amanda Plummer. Photo by Dan McKeon.

 

Guest of Honor Amanda Plummer with Festival Curator David Kaplan. Photo by Dan McKeon.

Guest of Honor Amanda Plummer with Festival Curator David Kaplan. Photo by Dan McKeon.

 

Festival Board member Albert Carey (right) and Patricia Carey. Photo by Dan McKeon.

Festival Board member Albert Carey (right) and Patricia Carey. Photo by Dan McKeon.

 

Amanda Plummer with Festival Board member Jon Hansen (left) and Jody Hansen. Photo by Dan McKeon.

Amanda Plummer with Festival Board member Jon Hansen (left) and Jody Hansen. Photo by Dan McKeon.

 

Amanda Plummer with (from left) Darlene Van Alstyne, Festival Community Engagement Manager Melinda Ancillo, and Lynda Sturner. Photo by Dan McKeon.

Amanda Plummer with (from left) Darlene Van Alstyne, Festival Community Engagement Manager Melinda Ancillo, and Lynda Sturner. Photo by Dan McKeon.

 

Festival Board member and Gala Committee Chair Jim Mauro (center) celebrates with (from left) Ryan McCarthy, Joe DeMartino, Michael Ryan, and Johnathon Fitch Van Kok. Photo by Dan McKeon.

Festival Board member and Gala Committee Chair Jim Mauro (center) celebrates with (from left) Ryan McCarthy, Joe DeMartino, Michael Ryan, and Johnathon Fitch Van Kok. Photo by Dan McKeon.

 

Annual Dinner guests (from left) Terri Norgeot, Austin Jennings Boykin, Gail Phaneuf, Joe MacDougall, and Caleb Eigsti. Photo by Dan McKeon.

Annual Dinner guests (from left) Terri Norgeot, Austin Jennings Boykin, Gail Phaneuf, Joe MacDougall, and Caleb Eigsti. Photo by Dan McKeon.

 

Amanda Plummer with Festival donors Charles Shaw (left) and Spencer Keasey (right). Photo by Dan McKeon. 

Amanda Plummer with Festival donors Charles Shaw (left) and Spencer Keasey (right). Photo by Dan McKeon.

 

Festival Board President Patrick Falco (left) with Stuard Derrick (center) and Bill Salem. Photo by Dan McKeon.

Festival Board President Patrick Falco (left) with Stuard Derrick (center) and Bill Salem. Photo by Dan McKeon.

 

Festival supporters Jim Farley (left) and Tom Boland, co-owners of Festival Major Sponsor Far Land Provisions. Photo by Dan McKeon.

Festival supporters Jim Farley (left) and Tom Boland, co-owners of Festival Major Sponsor Far Land Provisions. Photo by Dan McKeon.

 

Guest of Honor Amanda Plummer (right) in an onstage interview with arts writer Loren King. Photo by Dan McKeon.

Guest of Honor Amanda Plummer (right) in an onstage interview with arts writer Loren King. Photo by Dan McKeon.

Gala Committee
Jim Mauro, Chair
Deborah Bowles
Albert Carey Jr.

 

Sponsored by

 

Fleur du Cap wines. Stellenbosch South Africa

Cosmos Catering Provincetown

 

 

The price of your ticket(s), less $50 for the cost of the meal(s), is considered a tax-deductible donation to the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival.

 

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