Tennessee Williams' Family Letters Come to Life in 'REMEMBER US TO TOM' at 59E59
59E59 Theaters has announced REMEMBER US TO TOM: Letters from Tennessee's Family, a staged reading of never-before-read letters between Tennessee Williams and members of his family. Produced by The Acting Company and directed by Michael Wilson, REMEMBER US TO TOM takes place on Monday, October 5 at 7 PM. Single tickets are $25 ($20 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.
In this very special event, newly-discovered, intimate letters from Tennessee Williams and some of his legendary family and friends are presented for the first time in a staged reading by several members of The Acting Company's cast of DESIRE, currently running at 59E59 Theaters.
A dramatist and poet, Williams was also a reporter, chronicling the stories behind the headlines of the human soul -- his eye ever alert to the details and rhythms of everyday life. REMEMBER US TO TOM includes many of these details: the comings and goings of a family of five, in good times and bad, needing each other, using each other, loving each other ... as they head for the second act curtain.
Helmed by noted Broadway and Tennessee Williams director Michael Wilson, the evening features Elizabeth Ashley as Edwina Williams, Julie Brett as Rose Williams, John Skelley as Dakin Williams, Megan Bartle as sister-in-law Joyce, Liv Rooth as Tennessee's longtime agent Audrey Wood and Chris Thorn as Tom "Tennessee" Williams.
Following the hour-long performance, Francesca Williams, Tennessee's niece, as well as veteran screenwriter and Washington University Professor Richard Chapman will share how the treasured letters and memorabilia were discovered earlier this year.