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Philip Greene: An Evening with Tennessee Williams

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us at the Key West Theater with Philip Greene to sample Tennessee Williams and friends favorite cocktails.
More Details on this entertaining and enlightening presentation coming soon
Tickets on Sale FEBRUARY 1st, 2019

If your idea of a perfect evening is to settle in with a good cocktail and a great novel, perhaps one written by a great Key West author, how does a good cocktail from a great novel sound? Raise a glass to celebrate the birthday of Tennessee Williams, and while doing so, enjoy some of the drinks showcased in the works (and lives) of Tennessee Williams, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ian Fleming, Raymond Chandler, Truman Capote, William Faulkner, Dorothy Parker, and other sipping scribes, including that other writer who made the Conch Republic home, Ernest Hemingway.

Sample a Rum-Coco, a drink Tennessee Williams featured (and likely invented) in the pages of his 1959 play “Night of the Iguana.”  Enjoy a classic Hemingway Daiquiri, which Papa said, in Islands in the Stream “felt, as you drank them, the way downhill glacier skiing feels running through powder snow.”  Also, learn the history and folklore of the Americano and the Negroni, which were a favorite of Hemingway as well as Ian Fleming and his James Bond character.  And finally, savor that classic New Orleans drink, the Sazerac, another Tennessee Williams favorite.

Learn how to make these classics, hear excerpts from the books in which they’re featured, and anecdotes about authors and their favorite drinks. You’ll also enjoy some delicious, cocktail-appropriate snacks. Your host is Philip Greene, a KWAHS favorite, Daily Beast cocktail columnist, co-founder of the Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans, and the author of three best-selling cocktail books, To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion, The Manhattan: The Story of the First Modern Cocktail, and A Drinkable Feast: A Cocktail Companion to 1920s Paris. The evening is a sophisticated and entertaining celebration of bookworms—and barhopping, literary style.  Philip will also be selling and signing copies of his books.  Don’t miss this!!


March 15
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Key West Theater
512 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States


Key West Art & Historical Society