2019 Season: Tennessee Williams and Yukio Mishima

The 14th Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival is pleased to announce the details of its full 2019 program in September, titled Tennessee Williams and Yukio Mishima.

This year’s festival will present the work of Williams alongside plays by Mishima, perhaps Japan’s most provocative author. Born a world apart, Williams and Mishima became good friends in the late 1950s. Williams willingly fell under Japanese influence for over a decade, up until Mishima’s death in 1970.

The 2019 lineup will be produced and performed by artists from South Africa, Japan, New York City, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Texas, Oregon, Cyprus, Chatham, and beyond. The festival will also feature parties, post-show mixers, workshops, educational classes, Williams 101 discussions, and exclusive donor events throughout the four-day celebration.

 The Festival Line Up:

The Lady from the Village of Falling Flowers by Tennessee Williams (World Premiere)
 Busu by Yukio Mishima (World Premiere)
 The Night of the Iguana by Tennessee Williams
 The Lighthouse by Yukio Mishima
 And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens… by Tennessee Williams
 The Lady Aoi by Yukio Mishima
 The Angel in the Alcove by Tennessee Williams
 The Black Lizard by Yukio Mishima

The festival will culminate in a staged reading (Sunday Only) of The Black Lizard by Mishima featuring Drag Queen Yuhua Hamasaki, who participated in the last season of RuPaul’s Drag Race!

The festival will also host a new morning workshop series sharing the craft of Japanese theater arts. Taught by Elizabeth Dowd, Mark Oshima, Natsu Onoda Power, and Laurence Kominz, the workshops will provide an introduction to the techniques of Japanese Noh (classical drama), Kami-shibai (storytelling with drawings), Kabuki (popular theater), and Kyogen (traditional farce). The new Workshop Pass provides access to these classes, plus tickets to a curated set of performances.

Also new for 2019: patrons from New York can now travel directly to Provincetown for the festival on a round-trip charter bus.

All tickets, festival passes, including the bus fare add-on, are now available for sale at twptown.org and by phone at 866-789-TENN.

 We look forward to seeing you there!