14th Annual Tennessee
Williams Tribute & Tour of Victorian Homes
September 6-13, 2015
in Columbus, Mississippi
premieres on the stage of the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton,
New Jersey, September 11 to October 11, 2015.
The McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, built as the
original home for the Princeton University Triangle Club, opened its
doors on February 21, 1930, with a show entitled "The Golden Dog."
The show starred Joshua Logan, a junior, with Jimmy Stewart, a
sophomore, in the chorus. World premieres at the McCarter have
included Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" and William Inge's "Bus Stop."
In 1994, the McCarter won a Tony Award for Outstanding Regional
The 2015-2016 season at the McCarter includes the American premiere
of a theatrical adaptation of "Baby Doll" from Tennessee Williams'
film masterpiece that attracted controversy and censorship in the
1950s. Dylan McDermott and Susannah Hoffman are part of the "Baby
Doll" cast. For information and tickets, call the McCarter at
609.258.2787 or visit the show's website at
THE SOUTHERN LITERARY TRAIL®
connects southern places in Alabama, Georgia
and Mississippi that inspired great American writers to create
classic fiction and plays. The inspiration continues. Every two
years, the Trail's organizers host Trailfest, the only tri-state
literary festival in the United States with free events, theatrical
performances and heritage tours. Trailfest returns in 2015.
The Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes
returns for a 14th year in Columbus, Mississippi, from
September 6 to 13, 2015.
The Southern Literary Trail is an enthusiastic supporter of the
Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes returning for
its 14th year in the playwright's birthplace of Columbus,
Mississippi. Play performances, tours, culinary events and "Suddenly
Last Summer" at Mississippi University for Women highlight the
week-long celebration. Broadway actor Joel Vig encores his acclaimed
show "Truman Talks Tennessee" that he debuted at the Tennessee
Williams New Orleans Literary Festival in March 2015 to a packed
house in the historic Hotel Monteleone and rave reviews. Vig stars
as Truman Capote, who recalls his friend Tennessee posthumously.
A library table talk will focus upon the women in the career of
Tennessee Williams, and Breakfast with the Scholars features Dr.
Kenneth Holditch, a frequent Trail speaker and friend of the
playwright's. An elegant noon luncheon at Lee Home with music by the
Suzuki Strings Ensemble will provide a soothing retreat from the
Stella Shouting Contest on the streets of Columbus and the talented
voices of Poetry Out Loud at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.
This Tribute annually prepares a calendar of attractions for
everyone. Link to
the Tribute brochure for full information and ticket orders.
Also, call 662-328-2787.
Birmingham, Alabama, artist Maralyn Wilson has created
encaustic portraits of the Trail's writers that capture both their
mystery and their "luminosity."
From here, view the series and navigate
Photo at Right: F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose
Montgomery, Al., home with wife Zelda is a Trail destination.
(Portrait by Maralyn Wilson)
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