The Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis kicks off May 11. It's going to be a long weekend that's a whirlwind of interesting things to see and hear. There's the familiar, The Glass Menagerie from Upstream Theatre, and a public screening of the film, A Streetcar Named Desire, which will run on a continuous loop. But there's also a number of the lesser-known works, like A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot and Midnight Company's The Two-Character Play. Actress Olympia Dukakis comes in for an evening discussing her work and giving us monologues from Williams' works, including The Rose Tattoo. Lots more, of course; see the website for details.
Is there a food connection? Tennessee Williams was not known as a food writer, although his play A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur has a fair amount of it, including the immortal line, "Which came first, fried chicken or devilled eggs?" (I did discover that there's a Tennessee Williams cookbook out there, although an homage rather than a collection of Miss Edwina's recipes.) There may be an aggregation of food trucks during the festival, but that's still not confirmed. Nevertheless, it should be A Lovely Weekend for St. Louis.
Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis