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In honor of what would have been the 100th birthday of playwriting great Tennessee Williams, Skylight Books and the Skylight Theater are celebrating with live performances (in the theater) and a reading from the original play Garden District by Chris Phillips in the bookstore. Birthday cake will be served!
Performances in the theater begin at 3 p.m. (click here for info). Then the afterparty and reading from Garden District start in the bookstore at 5 p.m.!
About Garden District:
A Streetcar Named Desire. Suddenly Last Summer. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Three classic plays by Tennessee Williams, their plots set in motion by the mysterious, violent deaths of three men who, until now, were never given the chance to tell their stories.
Garden District pulls back the curtain Williams drew on Allan Grey, the shy young man only beginning to grasp the desires inside himself; Sebastian Venable, the doomed aesthete unable to escape his horrific past; and Skipper, the football hero who refuses to give up fighting for the ove of his cowardly best friend, even in the face of a formidable rival. As all three collide with the people around them and the demons that haunt them, we witness firsthand the events that sent them hurtling towards their ultimate fates.
Both a reverent love letter to and a passionate deconstruction of Williams, Garden District thrusts these three previously unseen characters center stage, allowing them to speak for an entire generation hidden in darkness.