Part lecture, part performance, and all promised to entertain! Join Tennessee Williams scholar Augustin J Correro for a fast, snappy, and at times comical talk about the life and work of Tennessee Williams. Learn about his Mississippi upbringing, his St. Louis years, his Broadway successes and flops, and of course the time he spent in his spiritual home, New Orleans. This talk takes Williams off the shelves and puts his personal and professional life in context for you. It’s everything you wanted to know about our titular playwright! There will be a question and answer session and the talk is topped off by TW Fest favorites Beth Bartley and Brenda Currin performing a reading of the one-act play “At Liberty” (directed by Paul J. Willis), in which you’ll find yourself on the front porch in Blue Mountain, Mississippi late one night to witness a showdown between a concerned matriarch and her firebrand daughter. Gloria, the actress, must reckon with her mother as “the past keeps getting bigger at the future’s expense!”Sponsored by Albert Carey, Jr.
THU 3/23 11:00 AMFRI 3/24 11:00 AM
Individual tickets to this event are available for $20
Access included in these ticket packages: VIP