Michael Urie and Jo Anne Worley to Appear at Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

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Michael Urie and Jo Anne Worley will take part in an evening of short stories by late playwright Tennessee Williams Sept. 25 during the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival.

Dirty Shorts, presented at 5 PM at Town Hall, will explore "two bawdy stories [Williams] wrote that celebrate sexual fulfillment as political expression." Williams wrote the short pieces in the 1970's.

Worley will read "'Miss Coynte of Greene,' the tale of a scandalous Mississippi Delta spinster crossing the color line," while Urie is slated to read "'The Killer Chicken and the Closet Queen,' about a staid Wall Street lawyer who meets his match in a teen-aged boy fresh from the Ozarks."

Worley appeared as Madame Morrible in the Los Angeles production of the Stephen Schwartz-Winnie Holzman musical Wicked. Her last Broadway appearance was in the Tony-winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone. Worley's additional Broadway credits include The Billy Barnes People; Hello, Dolly!; Prince of Central Park; and Grease! She is well known for her television work on "Laugh-In" and has appeared on screen in "Love Boat," "The Wuzzles," "Hot Dog," "The Feminist and the Fuzz," "What's a Nice Girl Like You?," "The Shaggy D.A.," "The Mouseketeers at Walt Disney World" and "Don't Miss the Boat." She is also the president of Actors and Others for Animals.

Urie last appeared Off-Broadway in the Signature Theatre Company revival of Tony Kusher's Angels in America. He also appeared Off-Broadway in The Temperamentals and earned a Lucille Lortel Award for his work. He is well known for his role on "Ugly Betty."

The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival runs Sept. 22-25. For more information and tickets visit TWPTown.org or call (866) 789-8366.

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