Sunday, March 25, 4pm to 6pm: Party at Provincetown’s Pilgrim House (Sage Inn) celebrates Williams’ 107th birthday. Proceeds will benefit the 13th annual Festival September 27-30, 2018
The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival is pleased to announce the first annual Tennessee Williams Birthday Bash. The party kicks off a new spring tradition for the Festival by raising a glass to one of America’s great playwrights.
The casual-dress event will be held at The Pilgrim House (Sage Inn) at 336 Commercial Street in the seaside village of Provincetown – one of Williams’ formative homes – on Sunday, March 25, from 4pm to 6pm. Birthday Bash attendees can expect a lighthearted gathering of Williams fans, local artists and arts lovers, Festival staff, and new friends.
Beloved Provincetown icon, “hat sister” Tim O’Connor, will make a special appearance as judge for the birthday hat-making contest (supplies provided). The winner will receive a pass to the 13th Annual Tennessee Williams Festival, and a gift basket with Festival merchandise and books on Tennessee Williams signed by author David Kaplan, the Festival’s curator and co-founder.
Party admission is available at the door, or at twptown.org, with a $20 minimum suggested donation. All proceeds benefit the Festival in advance of its 13th annual program of shows, classes, parties, and special events at venues across Provincetown, featuring theater artists from around the world (September 27-30, 2018).
In addition to door prizes and ticket giveaways, party-goers can sample Williams’ favorite drinks, sing a round of “Happy Birthday” for one of P’town’s most beloved figures, eat birthday cake, and get a sneak preview of the 2018 Festival.
Plus: The Pilgrim House invites all to enjoy a special Tennessee Williams-themed $30 Prix Fixe dinner menu, served all weekend long (reservations suggested). To reserve seats, contact The Pilgrim House at (508) 487-6424.
The Festival will announce its full 2018 Festival program of shows at the Annual Dinner gala on Saturday, June 2 in Provincetown, and online that same night at twptown.org. Tickets to the Annual Dinner go on sale in early March, at which point premium seats, general admission tickets, and table sponsorships will be available online and by phone at twptown.org or by calling 866-789-TENN.
About the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival
The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival was founded in 2006 in Provincetown — the birthplace of modern American theater — where Williams worked on many of his major plays during the 1940s. The TW Festival is the nation’s largest performing arts festival dedicated to celebrating and expanding an understanding of the full breadth of the work of America’s great playwright. Each year, theater artists from around the globe perform classic and innovative productions to celebrate Williams’ enduring influence in the 21st century, hosted by venues throughout the seaside village. For more details, visit twptown.org and follow the Festival on Facebook.
This Festival is funded in part by the Provincetown Tourism Fund, and is presented by The Pilgrim House (Sage Inn).