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The St. Louis Rooming House Plays
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

The St. Louis Rooming House Plays

Four short plays set in St Louis. Tennessee Williams’ plays offered men and women refuge from the vicissitudes of life in rented beds. In these plays we see an unlucky goodtime girl retain her pride in "Hello from Bertha," a veteran shoe salesman restored to glory in "The Last of My Solid Gold Watches," a fearless mistress asserting her power in "The Pink Bedroom;" a touring chorus girl, in "In Our Profession," trying to settle down in Saint Louis – but with the wrong man.

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Jeremy Lawrence: What's Next on the Agenda, Mr. Williams?
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Jeremy Lawrence: What's Next on the Agenda, Mr. Williams?

Tennessee Williams, outrageous and confessional, talks about his life, the theatre, the act of writing, his will to survive, his great loves: his sister Rose and his lover, Frank Merlo, and, finally, about the setting of his first masterpiece and his greatest emotional and mental crises.

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A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot [matinee]
May
15
3:00 PM15:00

A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot [matinee]

Directed by Brian Hohlfeld

Set at a dive bar in St. Louis, “A Perfect Analysis Given By A Parrot” follows Flora and Bessie, two proud members of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Sons of Mars, who have traveled from Memphis for the annual convention. All Flora and Bessie want is a good time, but they’ve been ditched by the conventioneers they’ve followed. Has life dealt them a bad hand? Or are they their own worst enemies? This on-site production puts the audience in the bar as, fueled by fishbowls of beer and sentimental tunes from the radio, Flora and Bessie find their tongues loosened and old memories stirred. As the evening progresses, the two frenemies assess each other’s lives and, in the process revealing a glimpse of the loneliness and longing underneath their “woo-girl” demeanors. Join us at the Back Stage Club for an evening of humor, music, and whooping it up.

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The Two Character Play [matinee]
May
15
3:00 PM15:00

The Two Character Play [matinee]

  • The Learning Center (Formerly the Wednesday Club) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Two actors, a brother and sister, meet in an empty playhouse where their company is scheduled to perform. An exploration of the land between make-believe and reality, and of the ghosts who haunted Williams' body of work; haunting and evocative.

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The St. Louis Rooming House Plays [matinee]
May
15
3:00 PM15:00

The St. Louis Rooming House Plays [matinee]

Four short plays set in St Louis. Tennessee Williams’ plays offered men and women refuge from the vicissitudes of life in rented beds. In these plays we see an unlucky goodtime girl retain her pride in "Hello from Bertha," a veteran shoe salesman restored to glory in "The Last of My Solid Gold Watches," a fearless mistress asserting her power in "The Pink Bedroom;" a touring chorus girl, in "In Our Profession," trying to settle down in Saint Louis – but with the wrong man.

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A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot
May
14
8:00 PM20:00

A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot

Directed by Brian Hohlfeld

Set at a dive bar in St. Louis, “A Perfect Analysis Given By A Parrot” follows Flora and Bessie, two proud members of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Sons of Mars, who have traveled from Memphis for the annual convention. All Flora and Bessie want is a good time, but they’ve been ditched by the conventioneers they’ve followed. Has life dealt them a bad hand? Or are they their own worst enemies? This on-site production puts the audience in the bar as, fueled by fishbowls of beer and sentimental tunes from the radio, Flora and Bessie find their tongues loosened and old memories stirred. As the evening progresses, the two frenemies assess each other’s lives and, in the process revealing a glimpse of the loneliness and longing underneath their “woo-girl” demeanors. Join us at the Back Stage Club for an evening of humor, music, and whooping it up.

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Tennessee Williams Tribute Reading: “I Didn’t Go to the Moon, I Went Much Further”
May
14
8:00 PM20:00

Tennessee Williams Tribute Reading: “I Didn’t Go to the Moon, I Went Much Further”

  • The Learning Center (Formerly the Wednesday Club) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Much of what makes Tennessee Williams America’s greatest playwright is the time he lived in St. Louis and how it shaped his character and his relationships. In the 1930s,  The bustling center of urban America in the 1930s, St. Louis deeply influenced Williams and the impact is still felt on our culture. Join us for an evening of poetry, monologues and stories, featuring Ken Page, St. Louis actors, and friends of the Festival. Hosted by Thomas Keith.

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The St. Louis Rooming House Plays
May
14
5:00 PM17:00

The St. Louis Rooming House Plays

Four short plays set in St Louis. Tennessee Williams’ plays offered men and women refuge from the vicissitudes of life in rented beds. In these plays we see an unlucky goodtime girl retain her pride in "Hello from Bertha," a veteran shoe salesman restored to glory in "The Last of My Solid Gold Watches," a fearless mistress asserting her power in "The Pink Bedroom;" a touring chorus girl, in "In Our Profession," trying to settle down in Saint Louis – but with the wrong man.

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Jeremy Lawrence: What's Next on the Agenda, Mr. Williams? (matinee)
May
14
3:00 PM15:00

Jeremy Lawrence: What's Next on the Agenda, Mr. Williams? (matinee)

Tennessee Williams, outrageous and confessional, talks about his life, the theatre, the act of writing, his will to survive, his great loves: his sister Rose and his lover, Frank Merlo, and, finally, about the setting of his first masterpiece and his greatest emotional and mental crises.

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The Two Character Play [matinee]
May
14
3:00 PM15:00

The Two Character Play [matinee]

  • The Learning Center (Formerly the Wednesday Club) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Two actors, a brother and sister, meet in an empty playhouse where their company is scheduled to perform. An exploration of the land between make-believe and reality, and of the ghosts who haunted Williams' body of work; haunting and evocative.

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The St. Louis Rooming House Plays [matinee]
May
14
2:00 PM14:00

The St. Louis Rooming House Plays [matinee]

Four short plays set in St Louis. Tennessee Williams’ plays offered men and women refuge from the vicissitudes of life in rented beds. In these plays we see an unlucky goodtime girl retain her pride in "Hello from Bertha," a veteran shoe salesman restored to glory in "The Last of My Solid Gold Watches," a fearless mistress asserting her power in "The Pink Bedroom;" a touring chorus girl, in "In Our Profession," trying to settle down in Saint Louis – but with the wrong man.

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A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot [matinee]
May
14
12:30 PM12:30

A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot [matinee]

Directed by Brian Hohlfeld

Set at a dive bar in St. Louis, “A Perfect Analysis Given By A Parrot” follows Flora and Bessie, two proud members of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Sons of Mars, who have traveled from Memphis for the annual convention. All Flora and Bessie want is a good time, but they’ve been ditched by the conventioneers they’ve followed. Has life dealt them a bad hand? Or are they their own worst enemies? This on-site production puts the audience in the bar as, fueled by fishbowls of beer and sentimental tunes from the radio, Flora and Bessie find their tongues loosened and old memories stirred. As the evening progresses, the two frenemies assess each other’s lives and, in the process revealing a glimpse of the loneliness and longing underneath their “woo-girl” demeanors. Join us at the Back Stage Club for an evening of humor, music, and whooping it up.

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The St. Louis Rooming House Plays
May
13
8:00 PM20:00

The St. Louis Rooming House Plays

Four short plays set in St Louis. Tennessee Williams’ plays offered men and women refuge from the vicissitudes of life in rented beds. In these plays we see an unlucky goodtime girl retain her pride in "Hello from Bertha," a veteran shoe salesman restored to glory in "The Last of My Solid Gold Watches," a fearless mistress asserting her power in "The Pink Bedroom;" a touring chorus girl, in "In Our Profession," trying to settle down in Saint Louis – but with the wrong man.

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Jeremy Lawrence: What's Next on the Agenda, Mr. Williams?
May
13
7:30 PM19:30

Jeremy Lawrence: What's Next on the Agenda, Mr. Williams?

Tennessee Williams, outrageous and confessional, talks about his life, the theatre, the act of writing, his will to survive, his great loves: his sister Rose and his lover, Frank Merlo, and, finally, about the setting of his first masterpiece and his greatest emotional and mental crises.

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A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot
May
13
6:00 PM18:00

A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot

Directed by Brian Hohlfeld

Set at a dive bar in St. Louis, “A Perfect Analysis Given By A Parrot” follows Flora and Bessie, two proud members of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Sons of Mars, who have traveled from Memphis for the annual convention. All Flora and Bessie want is a good time, but they’ve been ditched by the conventioneers they’ve followed. Has life dealt them a bad hand? Or are they their own worst enemies? This on-site production puts the audience in the bar as, fueled by fishbowls of beer and sentimental tunes from the radio, Flora and Bessie find their tongues loosened and old memories stirred. As the evening progresses, the two frenemies assess each other’s lives and, in the process revealing a glimpse of the loneliness and longing underneath their “woo-girl” demeanors. Join us at the Back Stage Club for an evening of humor, music, and whooping it up.

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ensemble: Williams Family Letters
May
13
6:00 PM18:00

ensemble: Williams Family Letters

  • The Learning Center (Formerly the Wednesday Club) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A reading of a newly discovered cache of family letters, featuring the intimate correspondence of Tennessee Williams, his mother Edwina, his sister Rose and his brother Dakin. A journey to the heart of an American family, a heart that is often wild, broken many times over, and conflicted—but ultimately good, kind and compassionate. A family struggling to stay together and, in their individual ways, take care of each other. The Tennessee Williams Center for the Arts Foundation.

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"From Streetcar to Milk Train" / An Evening with Olympia Dukakis
May
12
8:00 PM20:00

"From Streetcar to Milk Train" / An Evening with Olympia Dukakis

CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS

Dukakis and David Kaplan discuss her performances and preparation. Monologues from The Rose Tattoo, Milk Train, and other Williams plays, along with some surprising Shakespeare, revealing the depth of her relationship with Williams' words. Priority seating for Festival Pass holders.

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A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot
May
12
8:00 PM20:00

A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot

Now at 8PM

Directed by Brian Hohlfeld

Set at a dive bar in St. Louis, “A Perfect Analysis Given By A Parrot” follows Flora and Bessie, two proud members of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Sons of Mars, who have traveled from Memphis for the annual convention. All Flora and Bessie want is a good time, but they’ve been ditched by the conventioneers they’ve followed. Has life dealt them a bad hand? Or are they their own worst enemies? This on-site production puts the audience in the bar as, fueled by fishbowls of beer and sentimental tunes from the radio, Flora and Bessie find their tongues loosened and old memories stirred. As the evening progresses, the two frenemies assess each other’s lives and, in the process revealing a glimpse of the loneliness and longing underneath their “woo-girl” demeanors. Join us at the Back Stage Club for an evening of humor, music, and whooping it up.

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Jeremy Lawrence: What's Next on the Agenda, Mr. Williams?
May
12
7:00 PM19:00

Jeremy Lawrence: What's Next on the Agenda, Mr. Williams?

Tennessee Williams, outrageous and confessional, talks about his life, the theatre, the act of writing, his will to survive, his great loves: his sister Rose and his lover, Frank Merlo, and, finally, about the setting of his first masterpiece and his greatest emotional and mental crises.

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