The Shakespeare Theatre Five
Guests of The Shakespeare Theatre gathered in the Chinese Lounge at the Kennedy Center for dinner on April 22 before being treated to a production of “Five By Tenn,” five Tennessee Williams one-act plays directed by Michael Kahn. The production featured an act from the hit play, “I Can’t Imagine Tomorrow,” as well as acts from four plays never before produced: “These Are the Stairs You Got to Watch,” “Escape,” “And Tell Sad Stories of Death Queens...” and “The Municipal Abattoir.” The stellar cast included Thomas Jay Ryan, Kathleen Chalfant and Joan van Ark.
At a post-performance dinner, David Michael Bruce of Librix Continuum,
publishers of limited edition books, presented Michael Kahn with one
of the first
copies of the beautiful oversized book, “Tennessee.” The
book contains the full
text of “The Glass Menagerie,” “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and
play, “These Are the Stairs You Got to Watch.” The book retails
and can be purchased through Librix Continuum, but is available to donors
patrons of the Shakespeare Theatre for $1,280. A portion of the proceeds
the sale of “Tennessee” will benefit The Shakespeare Theatre.
Photos by Anna Ng Delort