Help people affected by Hurricane Michael – Donate to the Red Cross

Arts Pop: Festival honors Tennessee Williams in town where he grew up

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis will celebrate the playwright in the town where he spent his most impressionable years. The festival will run May 11-15 at a variety of locations in Grand Center and the Central West End.

Part of the week, will include a discussion with Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis on Williams and his characters, many of whom she has played.  The night takes place at the Sun Theatre on May 12 at 8:00pm. Tickets run from $56.50 to $110.00.

The Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis ends with a big Closing Party at the Curtain Call Lounge on May 15. For the full schedule of plays and other events, visit http://www.twstl.org/schedule/

For more details, read Judith Newmark’s  full article in Sunday’s A&E section of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She talks with St. Louis actor Joe Hanrahan, who will be appearing in "The Two Character Play" at the festival. Also look for her recent article in Go! magazine where she talks with Dukakis about the festival.