Provincetown Celebrating Tennessee Williams

PROVINCETOWN – This year’s 12th annual Tennessee Williams Festival continues this weekendin Provincetown, and there are numerous activities planned for the public to enjoy.

In the 1940’s, Williams spent fertile summers in Provincetown falling in love and writing prodigiously, including plays that would become enduring world classics like The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire.

This year’s event will include a presentation comparing the works of Williams and Shakespeare. The discussion, led by scholar Patricia Navarra will include various festival guest artists and take place at the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum.

The presentation, dubbed “Williams 101” is part of an effort to explore new themes at the festival each year and will include surprising examples of intersections between the two writers’ works, despite the fact that they wrote four centuries apart.

The 90-minute “Williams 101” will take place on three occasions throughout the festival, on Thursday at 1pm, Friday at 10am, and Saturday at 1pm. admission is 15 dollars.

This year’s festival will run through Sunday. More information is available at

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