Thursday, March 24, 6:30 – 9 PM


Our Annual Tennessee Williams Tribute Reading is dedicated this year to the 75th Anniversary of A Streetcar Named Desire, which first hit Broadway like a lightning bolt December 3, 1947. One of a handful of plays that influenced global culture in the 20th century, Streetcar continues to captivate audiences with its eloquent beauty and profound tragedy. Arthur Miller later wrote, “What Streetcar’s first production did was to plant the flag of beauty on the shores of commercial theater.” Readings from Williams’ masterpiece will be accompanied by selections from his poetry, prose, and letters, as well as some surprising international reviews, critical responses over the decades, adaptations, draft material, and playful insights into the enduring cultural reception of this unparalleled play. Writers, actors, and long-time Festival favorites will read, including Jericho Brown, Michael Cerveris, Brenda Currin, Vinsantos DeFonte, David Pevsner, Brittany N. Williams, and David Williams. This event is curated by Festival Director Paul J. Willis and Williams editor Thomas Keith, who will also host. Sponsored by a generous grant from the New Orleans Theatre Association.

Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar at 6:30 with the performance at 7:30 PM.

New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Avenue, $40 or VIP Pass

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  • TH 6:30 PM
    March 24, 2022   
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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