Dennis Beaver receives formal permission from Wendy Tucker
to display the late Don Pinder’s photos of Tennessee Williams.
SIX TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
SHORT STORIES, NOW ONE ACTS
The Acting Company has commissioned Pulitzer Prize-winner Beth Henley and Tony-winner John Guare along with Elizabeth Egloff, Marcus Gardley, Rebecca Gilman and David Grimm to celebrate one of America’s greatest wordsmiths. Desire is certain to be a classic for the 21st Century, keeping Tennessee Williams' words alive and introducing him to new audiences. Depicting love and innocence, isolation and loss, these unforgettable tales serve as a reminder that great stories have the power to change one’s life.
Desire will have its world premiere at 59East59 Theater, September 2-October 10. TICKETS: 212.279.4200 or www.59e59.org.
From THE NEW YORK TIMES, SUNDAY, AUGUST 30.
A large part of the Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit recently made a trip to Cuba. Artifacts were on loan to Havana's Museo Nacional De Bellas Artes for its exhibition "Tennessee Williams: Dramaturgo Y Pintor.." Some of the Items on loan included Williams' 1932 University of Missouri yearbook; a signed first edition of "Selected Short Stories," playbills, and numerous photographs of Williams with notable American writers, entertainers, and artists. Williams visited Cuba many times from 1947 to 1960. During those years more than fifteen of his plays were produced in Cuba with some running for as long as three months. Pictured above are curators Maria Cristina Ruiz and Dennis Beaver.
On loan items have returned to Key West and are on display at the Exhibit.
NEW ROOM OPENED AT 513 TRUMAN
In order to provide the public with access to the wonderful art, poetry, and memorabilia created by the events during the March birthday celebration, a new exhibit room has been opened. It has been designated the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration Room and the space will be used for changing displays of the plethora of creative items generated during each year's birthday celebration. Please
visit and check it out.
NEW ARTIFACT ON DISPLAY
The Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit is proud to announce a recent acquisition to its collection. Newly on display is the University of Missouri "Savitar" Annual Yearbook for 1932. The yearbook contains two references to student Thomas Lanier Williams, Tennessee's given name. Most significantly, one full page is dedicated to one of Williams first published works, a poem entitled "Not Without Knowledge." To view the yearbook and poem and the full collection of Williams memorabilia, visit the museum at 513 Truman Avenue. Summer hour are 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free; Donations appreciated.