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Robert Bogue, Dana Ivey, Jodie Markell, et al. Set for Suddenly Last Summer logo
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The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival will feature Jodie Markell's staged reading of Suddenly, Last Summer, starring Dana Ivey and Robert Bogue, at 6pm on Sunday, September 26. Additional casting will be announced shortly.

As previously reported on TheaterMania, the Festival. which runs September 23-26 at various venues, will also include the world premiere of Williams' American Gothic, a look at the parents of a pair of gangsters much like the real life Bonnie and Clyde, as well as producitons of Williams' Orpheus Descending, directed by Nick Potenzieri; and 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, directed by Jeff Glickman.

In addition, the Festival will also feature director Jef Hall-Flavin's production of Eugene O'Neill's Diff'rent, a look at the consequences of a woman's sexual repression that Williams first encountered in 1940 on a trip to Provincetown; Laughing in the Dark With Tennessee, an investigation of the films and screen icons which played a part in Williams' evolving aesthetic; Doug Tompos' Bent to the Flame, in which he plays Williams as a young man, deeply enthralled by the writer Hart Crane; and The Jazz Funeral of Stella Brooks, a site-specific piece that recreates the New Orleans-style funeral of a singer who was a close friend of Williams.

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