St. Louis Festival Organizers Plan Tennessee Williams Celebration
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A dormant St. Louis theater slated to soon reopen is being eyed as a possible home for an annual festival celebrating playwright Tennessee Williams.
Williams was born in Mississippi but moved to St. Louis as a child. He attended both Soldan and University City high schools as well as the University of Missouri in Columbia and Washington University in St. Louis before moving to New Orleans, the setting of his most famous play, "A Streetcar Named Desire."
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the little-known Williams play "Stairs to the Roof" opens in November at the renovated Boo Cat Club. Organizers of a similar Williams' festival in Cape Cod, Massachusetts will attend and meet with local arts leaders considering a possible St. Louis celebration at the restored theater.