Tennessee Williams Comes to Town
The annual Tennessee Williams Festival is slated for March 21 – 25 in New Orleans.
The five-day fête honors the legendary Tennessee Williams, his works, and literary life in the adopted city he called his “spiritual home” and features two days of master classes; a roster of lively discussions among distinguished panelists; celebrity interviews; theater, food and music events; a scholars’ conference; a poetry slam, writing marathon and breakfast book club; French Quarter literary walking tours; a book fair; short fiction, poetry and one-act play competitions; and special evening events and parties.
And don’t forget the Stella and Stanley shouting contest on the last day in the French Quarter.
Southern Rep Theater is celebrating their 25th anniversary with ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ March 21 – April 15. Originally scheduled for the cancelled 2006 post-Katrina season, Streetcar finally makes a triumphant return.
The location for this performance is 527 Elysian Fields Avenue, the Michalopoulos Studios. One hour prior to each performance there will be a free themed walking tour. Discover where Stanley and Stella Kowalski lived, worked, and played in 1947 New Orleans.
They told me to take a street-car named Desire, and then transfer to one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at—Elysian Fields.” —Blanche
Don’t forget, the Grand Victorian is just a Streetcar named St. Charles away from the Tennessee Williams Festival activities. We still have space available for the March 21-23 weekend. Join us for this interesting side of culture in New Orleans.