Running Sept. 24-27, the festival of works penned and inspired by the late award-winning playwright, also includes panel discussions, tours and performance art.
World premieres in the festival include Williams' short play The Enemy: Time from Minneapolis' Gremlin Theatre. Festival director Jef Hall-Flavin directs the work that served as early inspiration for Sweet Bird of Youth. Also presented will be The Remarkable Rooming-House of Madame LeMonde from Boston's Beau Jest Moving Theater. Davis Robinson directs Williams' "savage comedy…with torment and desperation turning to absurdity and laughter."
The festival will also welcome New Zealand's Fortune Theatre production of A Streetcar Named Desire, as well as a Norwegian staging of August Strindberg's Miss Julie, performed in Norwegian and English.
Chicago's National Pastime Theatre will offer Williams' fantasia on painter Jackson Pollack, The Day on Which a Man Dies; Provincetown's CTEK Arts will incorporate a Williams short into a walking tour of Provincetown; and a collection of nine short Williams works, entitled The Hotel Plays, will be staged.
Also presented will be Coffee With Lanford Wilson, in which the Pulitzer Prize-winning Williams protégé will discuss his time spent with the late playwright and his inspirations. The final festival offering will be 21 Gun Salute from performance artists Jay Critchley. For more information and tickets visit TWPTown.org or call (866) 789-8366.