Blanche and Beyond
August 2, 2009
Directed by Steve Lawson (“St. Elsewhere,” Williamstown Film Festival) and featuring Richard Thomas (“The Waltons,” Democracy, “Taking Woodstock”), this event will play the Main Stage for one night only, Sunday, August 2 at 7pm. Tickets for this special event are $25. Based on the hilarious, raunchy, and poignant letters which Tennessee Williams wrote between 1945 and 1957, Blanche and Beyond is the stage sequel to Lawson’s A Distant Country Called Youth. While the first play traced the evolution of a young man finding his artistic voice, Blanche and Beyond spans the peak of Williams’ career—the period of A Streetcar Named Desire, Rose Tattoo, Summer and Smoke, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof—and explores a no-longer obscure playwright facing the seismic shock of international fame.