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Friday, March 29 Set in the sweltering summer heat of 1950s Mississippi, this dark comedy is a game of cat and mouse that explores the desires, desperation, and prejudices of two rival cotton gin owners and their attempts to seduce a young bride called Baby Doll after a suspected act of arson. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7:30 PM; Sunday, 3 PM Tickets available at www.lepetittheatre.com 8 - 9:30 PM—Theater The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans presents SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS The Garden District proves to be a predatory ecosystem when Violet Venable (Big Easy Theatre Award Winner Gwendolyne Foxworth), a formidable matriarch sets out to exact revenge on Catharine Holly (Elizabeth McCoy). Truth, deceit and horror intermingle in an overgrown jungle of a garden where Catharine struggles for her life. What horrible secrets are locked in Catharine’s head, and why is Violet so determined to silence them...and could it be that Violet is the victim, and that Catharine is the hunter? TWTC will immerse audiences in the hothouse in this psychological thriller! Thursday - Sunday, 8 - 9:30 PM. Note: venue is downstairs and not wheelchair accessible. The Lower Depths Theater at Loyola University Tickets available at www.twtheatrenola.com 24th Annual Tennessee Williams Scholars Conference Robert Bray, Director 9:00-9:15 Opening remarks and announcements, Robert Bray 9:15-10:30 “Hot Off the Press: New Work on Tennessee Williams” Henry Schvey, Washington University Dirk Gindt, Stockholm University John Bak, Université de Lorraine Stuart Noel, Georgia State University (moderator) 10:45-12:00 “Holding Tennessee: Exploring the Williams Collections” Dale Douglas Stinchcomb, The Harvard Theatre Collection Eric Colleary, The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Mark Cave, The Historic New Orleans Collection Jessica Dorman, The Historic New Orleans Collection (moderator) 1:30-2:45 “Film and Southern Identity” Elizabeth Steeby, University of New Orleans Trimiko Melancon, Loyola University of New Orleans Allison Graham, University of Memphis Will Brantley, Middle Tennessee State University (moderator) 3:00-4:00 “Arias, Art Songs, and Piano: Music Inspired by the Works of Tennessee Williams” Armour Ratcliffe, Soloist; Peter Collins, Pianist; Alfred Lemmon, Consultant Historic New Orleans Collection, $20 or VIP, Combo, or Literary Discussion Pass MARCH 27-31, 2019 13