Theater tickets make for a great date night and the Provincetown Theater at 238 Bradford Street has an upcoming event that will surely provide me with another memorable night on the town. The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival this September will honor this great American playwright by presenting some of his classic and undiscovered plays and celebrate his connection to Provincetown, where he summered during the 1940’s. A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, Summer and Smoke, and an abandoned autobiographical play set in Provincetown, called The Parade were just some of the plays Mr. Williams worked on while he visited. Alongside his works, the 13th Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival will showcase plays from several other notable playwrights all focusing on this year’s theme, “the drama of anticipation.” For a full rundown of the plays, show times and to purchase tickets, click here. 

Here are just a couple of the ones that I am looking forward to seeing;

Talisman Roses by Tennessee Williams – a World Premiere

Tennessee Williams imagines flowers might restore a crushed soul in this unpublished one-act, performed for the first time under the direction of distinguished actress and director Marsha Mason, and featuring Tony and Emmy-winning actor Amanda Plummer.

Performances

Thursday Sept 27, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Friday Sept 28, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday Sept 29, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Saturday Sept 29, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Sunday Sept 30, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Some Problems for the Moose Lodge by Tennessee Williams

Williams’ satirical wit is on full display in the haunted home of a flailing Mississippi family, where Gothic comedy is shadowed by hysteria — and hysterical laughter.

Performances

Thursday Sept 27, 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Friday Sept 28, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Saturday Sept 29, 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Sunday Sept 30, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm