SEPTEMBER 21 - 24, 2017

Performances


Anne Jackson and Eli Wallach at the 2008 Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival / Photo: Sofia Piel

Coffee with Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson

starring theater legends Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson in conversation hosted by Thomas Keith

Provincetown Tennessee WIlliams Theater Festival

Special Presentation

Tennessee Williams has played an integral role in the lives of Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson. The couple met when Wallach appeared in the Equity Library Theater's production of Williams' This Property Is Condemned in 1946 and married two years later. Wallach became a regular on Broadway, creating the central role of Kilroy in Williams' Camino Real and the role of the truck-driver in The Rose Tattoo (for which he won a Tony Award in 1951). Jackson earned Tony nominations for Williams' Summer and Smoke (1948), in which she created the role of Nellie Ewel, and recreated the role for the acclaimed Off-Broadway production directed by Jose Quintero.

Wallach made his film debut in 1956, in Elia Kazan's production of Williams' Baby Doll, for which he received a British Academy Award. He has since appeared in numerous films, including The Magnificent Seven (1960), How The West Was Won (1962), and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1967), working alongside such legendary stars as Clark Gable, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, Yul Brynner, and Al Pacino. Wallach and Jackson have performed on stage together in Major Barbara, Rhinoceros, The Waltz of the Toreadors, The Typists and The Tiger (for which Jackson won an Obie Award), Luv, Next, Twice Around the Park, Tennessee Williams Remembered (a collection of the couple's Williams stories).

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