New York Will Have its Own Tennessee Williams Festival this Fall

[New York will have a mini-Tennessee Williams festival of its own this fall, as playwrights adapt six of his short stories for an off-Broadway theater organization, The New York Times reported Tuesday (April 28).

Among those writers who will be concentrating their talents on Williams’ works for 59E59 Theaters are Beth Henley, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her play “Crimes of the Heart,” andJohn Guare, who wrote the screenplay for “Atlantic City” and such plays as “Six Degrees of Separation” and “The House of Blue Leaves,” The Times said.

The adaptations will be staged from Sept. 1 through Oct. 11 under the umbrella title “Desire.”]

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