Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis
The Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis – named the “Arts Startup of the Year” for 2019 by the Arts & Education Council – will present Tennessee Williams’ steamy and startling “The Night of the Iguana” as its main stage production at the Grandel Theatre on May 9-19. Jim Butz, Lavonne Byers, Nisi Sturgis, Elizabeth Townsend, and Harry Weber headline as Americans who are hiding—or seeking—or both—at a seedy Mexican hotel during the run-up to World War II. Tim Ocel will once again direct, having guided last year’s “A Streetcar Named Desire” to a record 11 award nominations by the St. Louis Theater Circle.
The Festival will also feature the Williams comedy that inspired TV’s “The Golden Girls.” Set in the Central West End and featuring an all-female cast, “A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur” will be directed by Kari Ely at Grand Hall, upstairs from the Grandel Theatre.