Members of the Actors Company Theatre – which stages Eccentricities in its first New York revival since its 1976 Broadway debut – will read from Williams' letters, journal entries and script notes that were utilized to create the character of Alma, one of Williams' favorite dramatic characters who is present in both Eccentricities and Summer and Smoke. Eccentricities director Jenn Thompson will be on hand as well as cast members Mary Bacon (Alma Winemiller), Todd Gearhart (John Buchanan), Larry Keith (Rev. Winemiller), Darrie Lawrence (Mrs. Buchanan) and Nora Chester (Mrs. Winemiller).
The revival of Eccentricities of a Nightingale is scheduled for April 27-May 24 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre. For tickets and further information visit www.tactnyc.org.
Entitled, "The Public and Private Tennessee Williams," the event begins at 7 PM at the Barnes and Noble at 82nd Street and Broadway in Manhattan. For further information phone (212) 362-8835.