Tennessee Williams Program 33rd Annual - Page 24

Saturday MARCH 30 3 - 4:30 PM—Theater A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES: OFF THE PAGE ONTO THE STAGE A Theatrical Adaptation from the Pulitzer Prize novel by John Kennedy Toole The characters from the novel spring to vibrant life in this production, complete with projections, music and costumes. Adapted by Dr. Kenneth Holditch with additional material written by Francine Segal. Follow the misadventures of the eccentric Ignatius J. Reilly, played by Charlie Talbert. Directed by Francine Segal, the cast includes Kate Adair, Tracey Collins, Edward R. Cox, Kyle Daigrepont, Zeb Hollins III, Vatican Lokey, Marie Lovejoy, Jo-Ann Testa, Francine Segal, and Brenda Currin as Thelma Toole. George and Joyce Wein Jazz and Heritage Center, $30 or VIP Pass. $25 for students and theater professionals. 4 - 5:15 PM—Literary Discussion The National Book Foundation presents: THE POWER OF SEXUALITY IN CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE WITH GARTH GREENWELL AND JUSTIN PHILLIP REED In the Western world, sexuality is regularly demonized and shamed, making the subject difficult to navigate. But more and more, contemporary writing challenges this taboo, recognizing that desire in literature can function as a lens to examine issues of identity, race, gender, politics, and more. Join 2016 NBA Longlister Garth Greenwell (What Belongs to You) and 2018 NBA Winner Justin Phillip Reed (Indecency) as they parse the history and contemporary portrayal of sexuality in literature. Moderated by poet Brad Richard. Hotel Monteleone, Queen Anne Ballroom, $10 or Literary Discussion, Combo, or VIP Pass 5 - 7 PM—Walking Tour HISTORIC STORYVILLE WALKING TOUR PLUS SECOND LINE PARADE For full description, see page 12 6 - 7:30--Special Event AN INTERVIEW WITH PATRICIA CLARKSON Golden Globe winner Patricia Clarkson sits down for a conversation about her life and career as an actress on screen, television, and the stage. An Academy Award nominee, Critics’ Choice Award, and Emmy 22 TENNESSEE WILLIAMS/NEW ORLEANS LITERARY FESTIVAL Award-winning actress, Patricia Clarkson takes on roles as varied as the platforms for which she plays them. This multi-faceted approach makes her one of today’s most respected actresses. Interviewed by fellow New Orleans native, actor Bryan Batt, this conversation will focus on Clarkson’s continuous innovative work in independent film and will feature a video presentation of her career highlights so far. Hotel Monteleone, Queen Anne Ballroom, $25 or VIP Pass 6:30 - 8 PM—Theater A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES: OFF THE PAGE ONTO THE STAGE For full description see page 22 7:30 - 9:30 PM—Theater Southern Rep Theatre presents WORLD PREMIERE OF AZUL BY NEW ORLEANS NATIVE CHRISTINA QUINTANA For full description and ticket information, see page 9