Join us next September for the 11th Annual Festival
Tennessee Williams & Eugene O'Neill:
Expect the Unexpected
September 22-25, 2016
Both Williams and O'Neill wrote daring plays. Imprisoned by expectations of realism, their rule-bending theater was often derided or ignored.
Next September, see two great Provincetown writers side by side.
A Decade Of Tennessee Williams In Provincetown
In its first decade, the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival has premiered ten new works by Tennessee Williams, and helped reinvigorate the reputation of America's great playwright with innovative productions of his late works, short plays, and avant-garde experiments.
The 10th anniversary celebration, September 24-27, 2015, was a roaring success, with a collection of landmark productions, and brand new plays from all over the world, including a world premiere.
Comic horrors await in the attic, where the original 2009 cast returns with their ruthlessly riotous “Madame LeMonde,” plus a short Williams play making its world debut in Provincetown.
A sold-out highlight of 2013, Milk Train is a tour-de-force for Jennifer Steyn as the unforgettable Flora Goforth. Using Williams' original Kabuki stagehands, this surprising, witty, and elegiac play is not to be missed.
This powerful fantasia on the death of Jackson Pollock wowed audiences in 2009, and is newly reinvented by a South African dream team cast, in repertory with Milk Train..
Journey to the beach for a moving, autobiographical one-act that traces the poetic contours of Williams’ first true love and heartbreak in Provincetown.
Mexican singer/actor Armando Arrocha serenades us with a rich mix of English words and Spanish songs from Tennessee Williams plays.
Telling a story is dangerous, hearing a story is devastating in this thriller starring Festival favorites Brenda Currin as Violet Venable and Beth Bartley as Catharine Holly.
Imported from London, this cabaret fantasy with live music pops the cork of a bottled-up shop-girl in “Primanproper” Massachusetts.
Dancing sailors and a young writer weave their bodies together over the water at the Boatslip to the heartfelt tune of Tennessee Williams.
John Guare’s laugh-out-loud new play is an adaptation of a Tennessee Williams short story. Don’t miss the rare chance to share in the developing work from one of the world’s best-known playwrights.
Hear memorable excerpts from the world premieres we've presented over the last ten years, read by Festival stars, with music and special appearances. An event not to miss!
This entertaining 60-minute lesson on Tennessee Williams will brief you on the playwright, with handy insights about our lineup of performances.