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January 2021

Tennessee Williams Poetry Contest

18-January to 7-March from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

In commemorating Tennessee Williams’s 110th Birthday and the 10th Anniversary of the Tennessee Williams Museum, the 2021 Birthday Celebration includes a poetry contest that is open to everyone.  There is no specific theme for the 2021 Poetry Competition; however, your poem must in some way reference Tennessee Williams.  Authors may choose to write a poem referencing Williams, his family, one of his characters, or one of the actors/actresses who played a role in his plays or films. Poetry Writing Contest…

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Tennessee Williams Short Story Contest

18-January to 7-March from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

In commemorating Tennessee Williams’s 110th Birthday and the 10th Anniversary of the Tennessee Williams Museum, the 2021 Birthday Celebration includes a short story contest that is open to everyone.  There is no specific theme for the 2021 Short Story Competition; however, your short story must in some way reference Tennessee Williams.  Authors may choose to write a story referencing Williams, his family, one of his characters, or one of the actors/actresses who played a role in his plays or films.…

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March 2021

Private Tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum

1-March to 31-March from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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Book your private tour of the Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue.  Tours last approximately 60 minutes and will be led by a knowledgeable member of staff.  Groups are limited to a maximum of 6 people.  Masks must be worn on the property at all time (no exceptions). At minimum, we require 24 hour notice to arrange for a tour of the museum.   BOOK YOUR TOUR

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Tennessee Williams Classic Film Series | The Fugitive Kind

8-March from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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The Fugitive Kind (1960) 119 minute run time The movie is a 1960 American drama film starring Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, and Joanne Woodward, directed by Sidney Lumet. The screenplay by Meade Roberts and Tennessee Williams was based on the latter's 1957 play Orpheus Descending, itself a revision of his 1940 work Battle of Angels, which closed after its Boston tryout. Valentine "Snakeskin" Xavier is a guitar-playing drifter who earns his nickname from his jacket. He flees New Orleans to…

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VIRTUAL Happy Hour with the Historian | Tennessee Williams in Key West

10-March from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Key West Art & Historical Society is excited to offer a series of VIRTUAL fun historical lectures entitled ‘Happy Hour with the Historian’. Historian: Cori Convertito Ph.D. Topic: Tennessee Williams in Key West Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century. While he wrote fiction and motion picture screenplays, Williams is most widely known for his plays, which are chiefly set in the South. Several of his plays including, A Streetcar Named Desire, The…

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Tandy Talks Tennessee – A Virtual Performance and Conversation

13-March from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

TANDY TALKS TENNESSEE // a virtual performance & conversation  featuring Tandy Cronyn Actress Tandy Cronyn, daughter of legendary actors Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn, talks about her mother, her father and Tennessee Williams.  Jessica Tandy, the Tony and Oscar-winning actress, originated the role of Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire in 1947, and her father, Hume Cronyn, made it all happen.  Ms. Cronyn will also read from the playwright’s poetry collection, share reminiscences and participate in a conversation about…

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Tennessee Williams Classic Film Series | The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

15-March from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003) 114 run time The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone is a 2003 American-Irish made-for-television romantic drama film and a remake of the 1961 film of the same name based on the 1950 novel of the same title by Tennessee Williams.  The film stars Helen Mirren, Olivier Martinez, Anne Bancroft and Brian Dennehy. A failing star is faced with a lifestyle change when her rich husband suddenly dies while they are en route to…

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Tennessee Williams Plein Air Painting Contest

20-March from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

On Saturday, March 20, 2021, artists are invited to participate in a plein air painting contest that celebrates the legacy of Key West's Tennessee Williams. Slightly different from previous years, artists can determine their plein air painting location so long it loosely relates to Tennessee Williams's Key West.  That could be a theatre, one of his favorite drinking establishments, his residence, the beach where he swam, etc. Artists will collect their stamped canvas/paper at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front…

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Tennessee Williams Classic Film Series | The Rose Tattoo

22-March from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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The Rose Tattoo (1955) 117 minute run time The movie is based on a play by Tennessee Williams, this classic drama centers on Serafina, a widowed Sicilian woman living in the American South who is left devastated by the death of her husband. Grief turns her into a recluse, however she is drawn back into the world when she learns of her late husband's infidelities.  Meanwhile, the arrival of a new lodger, handsome truck driver Alvaro, offers hope of a…

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