Press Release

For Immediate Release 


Event Date: September 3 - 8, 2013

 

Twelfth Annual Tennessee Williams Tribute & Tour in Columbus, Mississippi

 

The dear little house at 300 Main Street, in which Thomas Lanier Williams (aka Tennessee Williams) and his sister Rose spent their early years, is now the Welcome Center.  It holds unique Williams’ treasures, including family photographs and original artifacts.

 

Tennessee Williams Childhood Home Welcome Center, Columbus, Mississippi

 

Columbus, Mississippi (July 17, 2013) - The Tennessee Williams Tribute & Tour of Victorian Homes, coordinated by the TWT Volunteer Committee, welcomes fans to Columbus for:  a play, a "Moon Lake” party, lunch in a Georgian mansion, Victorian home tours, seminars, a film, a sermon, and perhaps a carriage ride – during the week-long celebration September 3 - 8, 2013.

 

The dear little house at 300 Main Street, in which Thomas Lanier Williams (aka Tennessee Williams) and his sister Rose spent their early years, is now the Welcome Center.  It holds unique Williams’ treasures, including family photographs and original artifacts.  Speaking of houses, the Victorian Home Tour includes two splendid mansions.

 

The Tennessee Williams comedy, “Period of Adjustment,” teases out a love story (or two) in which the earth really does move.  Nightly performances of the play are interspersed with the “Moon Lake Party” (on Thursday) featuring “Autumn Song,” by George Maurer, performed by the Provincetown, Mass. Players.  Seminars on the playwright will feature eminent Williams’ scholars discussing the plays and films.  The Distinguished Scholar’s Medal will be awarded at an elegant luncheon on Friday.

 

The winner of the “Stella” Shouting Contest snags the coveted Stella Trophy, dinner and carriage ride to the theatre.  The third annual “Streetcar Run” offers more prizes.  In St Paul’s Episcopal Church, where the playwright was christened, the play forms the theme of Sunday’s sermon.

 

Did Columbus have much influence on his work?  “Home is where you hang your childhood” wrote Tennessee Williams, perhaps America’s most distinguished playwright, twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize and beloved around the world. 

 

Web: www.muw.edu/tennesseewilliams, Phone: 662.328.0222


 Contact & Media Visits  

 

Tennessee Williams Tribute Committee

300 Main Street, Columbus, Mississippi 39701

Web: www.muw.edu/tennesseewilliams, Phone: 662.328.0222

 

Media Contact: Brenda Caradine

Email: sbcaradine@cableone.net

Phone: 662.328.5413

 

Media Visits: Complimentary media visits for journalists on assignment or with approved credentials. If you are unable to accept a courtesy visit, a press rate can be negotiated.


  Condensed Version  

 

Event Date: September 3 - 8, 2013

 

Twelfth Annual Tennessee Williams Tribute & Tour in Columbus, Mississippi

 

The dear little house at 300 Main Street, in which Thomas Lanier Williams (aka Tennessee Williams) and his sister Rose spent their early years, is now the Welcome Center.  It holds unique Williams’ treasures, including family photographs and original artifacts.

Tennessee Williams Childhood Home Welcome Center, Columbus, Mississippi

 

Columbus, Mississippi (July 17, 2013) - The Tennessee Williams Tribute & Tour of Victorian Homes, coordinated by the TWT Volunteer Committee, welcomes fans to Columbus for:  a play, a "Moon Lake” party, lunch in a Georgian mansion, Victorian home tours, seminars, a film, a sermon, and perhaps a carriage ride – during the week-long celebration September 3 - 8, 2013.   The dear little house at 300 Main Street, in which Thomas Lanier Williams (aka Tennessee Williams) and his sister Rose spent their early years, is now the Welcome Center.  It holds unique Williams’ treasures, including family photographs and original artifacts.  Speaking of houses, the Victorian Home Tour includes two splendid mansions.   The Tennessee Williams comedy, “Period of Adjustment,” teases out a love story (or two) in which the earth really does move.  Nightly performances of the play are interspersed with the “Moon Lake Party” (on Thursday) featuring “Autumn Song,” by George Maurer, performed by the Provincetown, Mass. Players.  Seminars on the playwright will feature eminent Williams’ scholars discussing the plays and films.  The Distinguished Scholar’s Medal will be awarded at an elegant luncheon on Friday.

Web: www.muw.edu/tennesseewilliams, Phone: 662.328.0222 

 

Media Contact: Brenda Caradine, Email: sbcaradine@cableone.net, Phone: 662.328.5413