Tennessee Williams is to be celebrated online with an all-star line up including Betty Buckley, Kathleen Turner and Michael Cerveris from 31 July 2020.
The life of Tennessee Williams and his life in New Orleans will be celebrated by the Tennessee Williams and New Orleans Literary Festival in a free online event from 31 July which will stay online for two weeks.
Entitled The Kindness Of Strangers, this celebration derives its name from Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play A Streetcar Named Desire.
Performers in The Kindness of Strangers include Betty Buckley, Michael Cerveris, Brenda Currin, Patricia Clarkson, Alison Fraser, John Goodman, Rodney Hicks, Corey Johnson, Ti Martin, Wendell Pierce, Harry Shearer, and Kathleen Turner. They will be joined by a cast of twenty local actors and the event is hosted by New Orleans’ own Bryan Batt.
Starting as a conversation between Bryan Batt and the Festival Board President Lawrence Henry Gobble over the cancellation of the 2020 festival with both wanting to do something to support the festival and to showcase the talented artists who have been part of the festival over the years.
This love letter to the festival to Williams is free and viewers are encouraged to donate to support the work of the festival.
The Kindness Of Strangers is online from 7pm (CST) (That’s 1am BST)