SEPTEMBER 26 - 29, 2019


September 2009

1940s workman in Provincetown, MA - Tennessee Willliams Theater Festival 2009

Wartime in P'Town / Crushed Petunias

directed by Priscilla Sample (Wartime)
Patrick Falco (Petunias)


Cape Cod, Massachusetts USA

"I can't give definite answers, I'm from Boston!"
-- Dorothy Simple, The Case of the Crushed Petunias

Walking tour and performance

The key to this year’s theme, The Case of the Crushed Petunias is a short relatively unkown play by Tennessee Williams written in 1941. Set in Primandproper, Massachusetts, a salesman for “Life Incorporated” tries to convince a restless Cape Cod notions clerk to dance on the village green. Directed by local favorite, Patrick Falco (The Goat / Take Me Out), and featuring local Provincetown actors, the play wrestles with life’s big questions in a tidy, poetic package.

Preceding the play, town historian and former Selectman Richard Olson will conduct a tour of sites connected to the history of Provincetown during World War II.  Expect some surprises along the way courtesy of director/authors Margaret Van Sant and Priscilla Sample of CTEK Arts. The hour-long tour ends at a storefront where “Petunias” will be performed.

(The show must go on, so in case of rain, bring your umbrella & slicker!)

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