LAByrinth Theater Company (Co-Artistic Directors Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mimi O’Donnell, and Yul Vázquez) celebrates the legendary playwright Tennessee Williams with TENN 99, a one-of-a-kind, three-day weekend event, a nonstop, 24/7 marathon celebration of the works of Tennessee Williams. The event will run day and night, all weekend long at The Cherry Lane Theater's 'Cherry Pit' beginning Friday afternoon, March 26th and concluding Sunday evening, March 28th. All are welcome; admission is free.
In service to the community, LAByrinth Theater Company will endeavor to do as many readings of Tennessee Williams' work as possible – back to back, from start to finish – on the occasion of his 99th birthday; including plays, screenplays, adaptations, essays, personal letters and interviews. Audience participation is strongly encouraged: show up at any time during the event and sign up to read, or just find a seat and listen to doctors, cab drivers and busboys read alongside LAB Company Members, LAB friends, theater luminaries, students and celebrities.
Attendees will listen to theater legends recount their glorious experiences working with Tennessee Williams during the Sunday Brunch Event, be able to compete in the "STELLA!" scream-off on the shore of the Hudson River, or just enjoy food, drink, raffles, contests, souvenirs and giveaways. TENN 99 will inspire all as LAB celebrates the greatness of Tennessee Williams.
A partial list of participants includes: Leslie Bibb, Ellen Burstyn, Bobby Cannavale, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jesse L. Martin, Ana Ortiz, Sam Rockwell, John Patrick Shanley, Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Yul Vázquez (all subject to continuing availability). The complete roster of participating celebrity guests and Company Members will be announced shortly.
About the Company: LAByrinth Theater Company
LAByrinth Theater Company is a multicultural collective that produces new plays reflecting the many voices in our New York City community. We are fully committed to maintaining an ensemble that combines emerging artists with seasoned professionals. It is our goal, as an ensemble, to take on all the roles involved in the collaborative process of creating new theater. Through these works, our members are given the opportunity to write, act, direct, design and produce. We support multi-disciplinary growth as well as discovery and exploration. We give artists from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to work.
The event will run day and night, all weekend long beginning Friday afternoon, March 26th and concluding Sunday evening, March 28th.
Theater: Cherry Pit
Address: 155 Bank St
New York, NY
|Cost:FREE or Call: at (212) 513-1080|