Tennessee Williams Literary Festival Announces 'Song for My Fathers' Gala, 3/21

March 21
1:30 AM 2012

Tennessee Williams Literary Festival Announces 'Song for My Fathers' Gala, 3/21Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, Song for My Fathers, is set for Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Old U.S. Mint. In collaboration with the Louisiana Museum Foundation, the festival this unique multimedia stage production based on Tom Sancton's critically acclaimed New Orleans memoir featuring Tom Sancton and the Preservation Hall All-Stars. (Directed by Ron Rona and produced by Ben Jaffe.)

Described as the "heartwarming story about a boy growing up in the 60s and learning to play jazz from the veteran musicians at Preservation Hall," the show "comes to life in the form of Sancton's narrations, audio-visual projections, dramatizations and musical interludes provided by the onstage band. The Song For My Fathers stage show debuted at Tulane's Dixon Hall in 2010 and played to packed houses at the Chat Noir in 2011. Now it comes to the new state-of-the-art performance hall at the Old U.S. Mint, which is currently hosting a year-long exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of Preservation Hall's founding.

Come view the exhibit as part of an intimate cocktail reception before experiencing Sancton's guided musical tour in this unique multimedia stage production that blurs the lines between personal journey and historic account. It's a history lesson that will have you dancing in the aisles."

This event's set to sell out so book your tickets now (Price: $100. Ticket code: SongWed630pm).

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