A Distant Country Called Youth

by  Steve R. Lawson, Tennessee Williams

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m

"Lively, amusing, vivid, evocative, poetic.'' - Variety
"Appealing and enjoyable.'' - The Chicago Tribune
"[An] unplugged and intimate look at the making of an artist.'' - The Berkshire Eagle
"Gentle and enlig…

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A Distant Country Called Youth

by  Steve R. Lawson Tennessee Williams

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    1m
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    Biography

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Spanning the twenty five years from boyhood to the opening of The Glass Menagerie, this one man show evokes the evolution of an American genius through his extraordinary correspondence with family, friends, lovers and other writers. Hilarious, raunchy and poetic in turn, the piece spotlights these fairly obscure years in William's life. Here is a young Thomas Lanier Williams growing up, exploring and finding his artistic voice as Tennessee Williams.

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Reviews

"Lively, amusing, vivid, evocative, poetic.''" - Variety

Appealing and enjoyable.'' - The Chicago Tribune

"[An] unplugged and intimate look at the making of an artist.'' - The Berkshire Eagle

"Gentle and enlightening.'' - The Washington Post

"Quite wonderful.'' - Hartford Courant

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  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: $125 per performance

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Steve R. Lawson

Steve R. Lawson

Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) explores passion with daring honesty, and forged a poetic theatre of raw psychological insight that shattered conventional proprieties and transformed the American stage. The autobiographical The Glass Menagerie brought what Mr. Williams called “the catastrophe of success,” a success capp ...

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