Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tennessee Williams Centennial Celebration This Fall

We are so blessed in Richmond with such gifted and talented artists who produce and perform in hundreds of thrilling productions in our Richmond theatres every year.  Two of our favorite Richmond Theatre Companies are Richmond Triangle Players and Firehouse Theatre Project.

This fall, the two organizations have combined forces to produce a series of events to commemorate the Centennial Birthday of Tennessee Williams, one of our country's greatest playwrights.  Williams captured the poetry and passion of life in the American South and created indelible characters of the stage and screen such as Blanche DeBois, Maggie the Cat, Amanda Wingfield, Stanley Kowalski and Big Daddy.  Both companies will stage brand new productions of two of Williams' classic plays.

Richmond Triangle Players will stage "Suddenly Last Summer" from September 28 through October 22, and the Firehouse Theatre Project will stage "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" from September 15 through October 8.  In addition, there will be screenings of film adaptations of "A Streetcar Named Desire" (on September 10 at 1:00 p.m. at Richmond's historic Byrd Theatre),  "The Glass Menagerie" (on October 4),  and "The Eccentricities of a Nightingale"  (on October 11)--both at 7:30 p.m. at Triangle Players.  There will also be staged readings of two rarely seen Williams works:  "The Night of the Iguana" at the Firehouse Theatre on September 19 at 7:30 p.m., and "Vieux Carre" at the Richmond Triangle Players on October 2 at 2:00 p.m.

For up to date celebration information, visit www.williamscelebration.org.  Maury Place at Monument is within walking distance of Richmond Triangle Players and just a short drive from the Firehouse Theatre.

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument