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The Audience’s Guide to the Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis

Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis: “The Moon and Beyond”
Presented by Emerson
August 19-29, 2021 / St. Louis’s Central West End

All tickets must be purchased online.
Tickets for The Glass Menagerie may be purchased via Metrotix through intermission.

The Glass Menagerie, “You Lied to Me About Centralia,” and the Tennessee Williams Tribute are all outdoor events.


The Glass Menagerie By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Brian Hohlfeld

Starring: Brenda Currin, Bradley James Tejeda, Elizabeth Teeter, and Chauncy Thomas

Experience Williams’ masterpiece as an outdoor performance at the site that inspired it!

August 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 at 8:00PM
The Tennessee / 4633 Westminster Place, 63108

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The Glass Menagerie: Pre-Theater Picnic Box
Reserve your Pre-Theater Picnic Box at Bowood by Niche to enjoy before taking in The Glass Menagerie on Westminster Place!

The Bowood Picnic Box for two includes an assortment of Niche Food Group snacks and desserts for two. Two signature cocktails inspired by The Glass Menagerie, featuring local spirits and botanicals, will be available for purchase as well.

Picnic Boxes must be purchased ahead of time, and supply is limited for each performance. Picnic Boxes are only available with the purchase of a ticket to The Glass Menagerie.

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“You Lied to Me About Centralia” By John Guare
A Short Sequel to The Glass Menagerie Directed by Rayme Cornell

Starring: Chauncy Thomas and Julia Crump

*This will be an outdoor production.*

August 21 & 22 at 2:00PM / 4633 Westminster Place, 63108<

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Scholars’ Panels

“Tennessee Williams and the Mummers of St. Louis: Rebels in the Central West End”
Thomas Mitchell and Henry Schvey

‘Tom’ Williams got his start as a playwright at the Link Auditorium with an experimental theatre group in 1937, The Mummers of St. Louis.

Saturday, August 21 at 9:00 AM

“Amanda, Laura, and the Women who Came After”
Nisi Sturgis, Rayme Cornell, Brenda Currin, Elizabeth Teeter, Anna Pileggi

The Glass Menagerie’s characters of Amanda and Laura were among the first in a long line of fabulous roles for women. This discussion of those roles will include brief readings from selected plays.

Saturday, August 21 at 10:00 AM

“The Glass Menagerie: Theme and Variations”
Brian Hohlfeld, Nisi Sturgis, J. Myles Hesse

The story of a St. Louis household of Tom, Laura, and Amanda Wingfield went through several forms as Williams fashioned The Glass Menagerie.

Saturday, August 21 at 11:00 AM

All panels will take place at The Link Auditorium / 4504 Westminster Place, 63108

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Tennessee Williams Tribute: “The Moon and Beyond”
Curated by Thomas Mitchell and Hosted by Ken Page, Starring the Cast of The Glass Menagerie

This tribute honors Tennessee Williams and the moon as a symbol of his hope and his need to escape.

The Tribute will be an outdoor Happy Hour event with TWStL signature cocktails available for purchase and complimentary snacks.

Sunday, August 22 at 4:00 PM / Bar Italia, 13 Maryland Plaza, 63108

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“The Tennessee Williams Walking Tour”
Explore the Central West End of Tennessee Williams with TWStL Scholar-in-Residence, Thomas Mitchell, as your guide! Along the way, we will hear Williams’ own words describing familiar locations.

Sunday, August 22 at 11:00 AM
Departing from The Link Auditorium / 4504 Westminster Place, 63018

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“Why Did Desdemona Love the Moor?”
A Workshop Reading By Tennessee Williams and Directed by Thomas Mitchell

Only recently unearthed from the Williams archives, this story of an interracial love affair between a white starlet and a Black author speaks to our times, calling out bigotry and exploring the complexity of racial relationships.

Saturday, August 28 at 2:00 PM
The Link Auditorium / 4504 Westminster Place, 63108

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