Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival to be Held 3/21-25
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by BWW News Desk
Laurie and Plummer will talk about their Broadway turns as Laura Wingfield in Tennessee Williams' classic play, The Glass Menagerie (1965 and 1983, respectively) as attendees sip a Ramos Gin Fizz, a delectable Southern libation provided by Hendrick's Gin.
Plummer, surely thrilled about her father Christopher's Oscar triumph, will be returning to the NY stage in Tennessee Williams’ The Two-Character Play. The production will be directed by Gene David Kirk, artistic director of London’s Jermyn Street Theatre, based on his critically acclaimed 2010 London staging.
Playwright John Guare (The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation), who was a big hit at the 2009 Festival, is back to offer insights on a number of topics, including racial issues in 1801 New Orleans, which are at the core of his 2010 play, A Free Man of Color.
It just so happens that the Festival is a reunion of sorts between Laurie and Guare, who chose the actress to star in the first production of his 1977 play, Marco Polo Sings a Solo, one of the many interesting anecdotes in Laurie's new memoir, Learning to Live Out Loud.
For more information about the festival visit http://www.tennesseewilliams.net/.