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Betty Buckley to Replace Dixie Carter at Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival logo
Betty Buckley
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Tony Award winner Betty Buckley will replace the previously announced Dixie Carter in a concert reading of Tennessee Williams' Ghosts from a Summer Hotel, in the Paramount Room at the Crown and Anchor, September 25 at 8:00 pm. Carter has withdrawn due to extra time needed to recover from a surgical procedure.

The event is part of in the fourth annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, to run September 24-27, at various venues in Provincetown, Massachusetts. As previously announced, the festival will also include Coffee With Lanford Wilson, featuring the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Tennessee Williams protégé talking about his personal inspiration from Tennessee Williams. As a young playwright, Wilson traveled with Williams and wrote with him prior to writing his own acclaimed plays such as Talley's Folly, Burn This, and The Hot L Baltimore. Thomas Keith, a Tennessee Williams scholar and editor, will host the talk, which will take place at the Central House at the Crown, on September 27, at 11:00 am.

The festival line-up will also feature productions of A Streetcar Named Desire from New Zealand's Fortune Theatre; August Strindberg's Miss Julie, performed in Norwegian and English; the world premiere of The Remarkable Rooming-House of Madame LeMonde by Boston's Beau Jest Moving Theater and directed by Davis Robinson; the world premiere of The Enemy: Time from Minneapolis' Gremlin Theatre and festival director Jef Hall-Flavin; The Day on Which a Man Dies, presented by Chicago's National Pastime Theatre and directed by festival curator David Kaplan; The Case of the Crushed Petunias, from Provincetown's CTEK Arts and directed by Patrick Falco; The Hotel Plays, performed by multiple organizations from around the country; and 21 Gun Salute, a celebration of Williams' life and work by performance artist Jay Critchley.

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