Four one-acts by the playwright of The Glass Menagerie will be staged by director Michael Kahn beginning Oct. 19, a spokesman confirmed. The foursome will include two New York premieres, And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens and Escape. Kahn, artistic director of The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC, recently staged a similar clutch of short plays by Williams under the umbrella title Five by Tenn at the Kennedy Center.
The one-acts that comprised Five by Tenn program in DC were I Can't Imagine Tomorrow, These Are Stairs You Got to Watch, And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens. . ., The Municipal Abattoir and Escape.
The two remaining Williams plays at MTC will be announced. For information about MTC's season on and Off-Broadway, visit www.manhattantheatreclub.com.