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Tennessee Williams Takes the Stage in Knoxville

By Jeaneane Payne

Tennessee Williams will once again take the stage in Knoxville or, at least, his theatrical and non-theatrical materials will be presented at various venues throughout Knoxville by the Tennessee Stage Company.

An entire weekend, November 11-13, will have lots of activities at sites including Remedy Coffee, The Lunchbox at Cedar Bluff, Old Grey Cemetery, James White's Fort, and Lawson McGhee Library.

On Friday, November 11, three one-act plays (The Lady of Larkspur Lotion; Lord Byron's Love Letter; Talk to Me like the Rain and Let Me Listen) will find their way to the Remedy Coffee Shop, 125 W. Jackson Ave. at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $12.00 and will be available at the door or by calling 865-546-4280.

Lawson McGhee Library will be the scene for a reading of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on Saturday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m. Admission is free. The library is located at 500 W. Church Street.

A special Stage Door party will be held at the Lunchbox Cedar Bluff on Saturday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m. This event will feature a special Tennessee Williams performance, a silent auction, and food and drink. The Lunchbox is located at 9050 Cross Park Dr. Tickets are $30 and are available by calling 865-546-4280 or by PayPal at

The final events of this big weekend will take appropriately take place at James White's Fort where Williams' ancestors first arrived in Knoxville and at Old Grey Cemetery where his family members are buried. These two on-site readings will include excerpts from Tennessee Williams' material, including prose, fiction, non-fiction, poems and letters.

Admission is free to both events which will take place on Sunday, November 13; 2:00 p.m. at James White's Fort, 205 E. Hill Ave. and 4:00 p.m. at Old Grey Cemetery, 543 N. Broadway.

WUOT 91FM, the Arts & Heritage Fund, and the Arts & Cultural Alliance of East Tennessee are supporting the events.

Publishd October 30, 2011

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