LETTERS READ: The Luck of Friendship

Friday, March 23rd at 1:00pm
Le Petit Theatre Du Vieux Carre

Listen to the complete event here.
The reading begins a few seconds into the recording.

Take a peek at the Tennessee Williams that only James Laughlin would have known—an intimate look through the lens of their personal letters to one another.  In the new book, The Luck of Friendship:  The Letters of Tennessee Williams and James Laughlin, edited by Peggy L. Fox and Thomas Keith we share the highs and lows of this incredibly prolific, urbane, highly social Williams not necessarily seen in works for which he is famous such as Glass Menagerie and Pulitzer Prize-winning Streetcar Named Desire. As a rare and special treat, here’s the personal memory of an evening with Williams from an interview with Peter Rogers, fellow transplanted New Orleanian, and very Southern Gentleman.

Christopher Kaminstein was the emcee.

Part of the 2018 New Orleans Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, staged readings by local performers including Jean Allemond, Dante Fuoco, Reed Everette, Colin Miller, Robert Valley, Dorian Bennett, Augustin Correro, Wes McWhorter, Nick Shackleford, and emceed by Chris Kaminstein.