Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theatre Festival Will Feature Tennessee Williams and Women: 50% Illusion

By Carey Purcell
June 3, 2013

The eighth annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theatre Festival will take place Sept. 26-29.

The four-day festival will feature a program of plays, dance, film and performance art organized around the theme Tennessee Williams and Women: 50% Illusion.

The festival will share with audiences how the depiction of women in Williams' plays changed as women's roles were changing in society.

"In creating women's roles, Williams understood that women leading real lives, as Blanche points out in Streetcar, have had to create illusions for themselves and for others in order to survive," festival curator David Kaplan said in a statement.

The festival will feature Williams' plays Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Slapstick Tragedy: The Mutilated, Kingdom of Earth, The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore and The Chorus Girl Plays, as well as a modern take on his classic work: Neo-Benshi "A Streetcar Named Desire" Performed by Poet Roxi Power.

In addition to Williams' works, the festival will feature In the Summer House by Jane Bowles and Pink Melon Joy by Gertrude Stein as well as the talks and seminars "Tennessee Williams 101" and "Tennessee Williams Institute."

Tickets and more information are available by calling (866) 789-TENN (8366) or visiting