2018 Tennessee Williams Tribute Schedule of Events
Friday, September 7, 2018
4 p.m. — TWT Poetry Hour at Three Sisters Pie Co., 422 Main Street. Hosted by CT Salazar.
5:30 p.m. — Stella Shouting Contest at Hollyhocks, 204 5th Street South
8 p.m. – TWT Cinema: Streetcar Named Desire at the Omnova Theater at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main Street.
Saturday, September 8, 2018
8 a.m. — Tom’s Columbus, a breakfast of scholarly discussion and local lore surrounding the life and works of Tennessee Williams. Scholar Stuart Noel leads this lively chat. 300 Main Street
10: 30 a.m. – Porch Plays. Join us outside the beautiful antebellum home, Whitehall, 607 3rd Street South, for a live performance of excerpts from Tennessee Williams’ plays The Rose Tattoo, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, The Last of My Solid Gold Watch and Vieux Carre.
Noon — TWT Cinema: BOOM, based on the play, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, which included a leading roll written for actress Tallulah Bankhead. TWT Scholar Stuart Noel will lead a discussion afterwards, joined by Broadway actor Joel Vig. Movie foods provided! Omnova Theater at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main Street.
6 p.m. – Moon Lake Gala – Our elegant celebration of Columbus’ native son includes wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and live classical music. For the evening’s entertainment, equity actors Beth Bartley and Curtis Billings perform a classic scene from Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. Our main event is a return of Broadway actor Joel Vig, performing his one-man show Truman Talks Tennessee and Tallulah. Vig embodies the famous Alabama-born writer and raconteur Truman Capote as he chats about the playwright and the actress who both had a momentous impact on American culture. Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main Street.
Sunday, September 9, 2018
8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – The Annual Tennessee Williams Sermon. Spend a serene morning in the historic Episcopal church (built 1859) where Tennessee Williams was baptized by his grandfather, Rev. Walter Edwin Dakin. This year’s sermon by Rev. Anne Harris is inspired by the play The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 318 College Street.
1 p.m. to 4p.m. — Introduction to Victorian Columbus, sponsored by the Convention and Visitors Bureau.