2018 Schedule of Events

Tennessee Williams Tribute

Friday, September 7, 2018

4:00 pm
TWT Poetry Hour

TWT Poetry Hour at Three Sisters Pie Co., 422 Main Street. Hosted by CT Salazar.

5:30 pm
Stella Shouting Contest

Stella Shouting Contest at Hollyhocks, 204 5th Street South

8:00 pm
TWT Cinema: Streetcar Named Desire

TWT Cinema: Streetcar Named Desire at the Omnova Theater at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main Street.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

8:00 Am
Tom’s Columbus

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 Am
Porch Plays

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 TattooThe Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here AnymoreThe Last of My Solid Gold Watch and Vieux Carre.


12:00 pm
TWT Cinema: BOOM

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.


6:00 PM
Moon Lake Gala

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

8:00 & 10:30 AM
Tennessee Williams Sermon

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.


1:00 to 4:00 PM
Victorian Columbus

Introduction to Victorian Columbus, sponsored by the Convention and Visitors Bureau.


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