SEPTEMBER 27 - 30, 2018

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS: WISHFUL THINKING

September 27-30, 2018

The theme of the 13th Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival explores the drama of anticipation

This year’s line-up of plays will feature works by Williams and other much-loved writers from around the world, produced and performed by Festival artists and collaborators both new and established.

 

The Rose Tattoo at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

The Rose Tattoo

ROMANTIC COMEDY

Festival star Irene Glezos explodes as the Sicilian widow Serafina in this luscious Williams fable of loss, faith, and rebirth.

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Talisman Roses at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

Talisman Roses

WORLD PREMIERE

Tennessee Williams imagines flowers might restore a crushed soul in this unpublished one-act, performed for the first time under the direction of distinguished actress and director Marsha Mason. More about
Doña Rosita the Spinster at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

Doña Rosita the Spinster

POETIC DRAMA

Rosita maintains a young girl’s trusting heart for 25 years in the great Spanish poet/playwright Federico García Lorca's tender play with songs and music. More about
Uncle Vanya at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

Uncle Vanya

ENVIRONMENTAL THEATER

A new translation of Anton Chekhov’s “scenes of country life” premieres in Provincetown as an immersive and intimate show. More about
Company at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

Company

SENSORY DRAMA

Sound, not sight, carries audiences through this inspired rendering of the voices one hears in one’s head. More about
Will Mr. Merriwether Return From Memphis? at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

Will Mr. Merriwether Return From Memphis?

GHOST STORY

For every shadow there is a bright light shining in this high-spirited ghost story, a play with music and dance accompanied by banjo. More about
Some Problems for the Moose Lodge at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

Some Problems for the Moose Lodge

DARK COMEDY

Williams’ satirical wit is on full display in the haunted home of a flailing Mississippi family, where Gothic comedy is shadowed by hysteria -- and hysterical laughter. More about
The Snagglepuss Chronicles at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

The Snagglepuss Chronicles

LIVE COMIC BOOK

Hanna-Barbera’s classic Saturday morning cartoon character is reborn as a droll 1950’s Southern playwright in Mark Russell’s wild new comic book miniseries, presented as a staged reading. More about
Menagerie of Angels at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

Menagerie of Angels

A FIRST DRAFT

This is an opportunity to be part of the birth of a new performance piece at the intersection of time, space, and longing. More about
Wililams 101 at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

Williams 101

DISCUSSION

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. More about

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