Richard Thomas Comes to the WTF With "Blanche and Beyond" August 2

Posted June 25, 2009

Williamstown, MA (6/23/09) – The Williamstown Theatre Festival will host Blanche and Beyond, a one-man show adapted and directed by Steve Lawson ("St. Elsewhere," Williamstown Film Festival) and featuring Richard Thomas (“The Waltons”, Democracy, Taking Woodstock). This event will play the Main Stage for one night only, Sunday, August 2 at 7pm.

Based on the hilarious, raunchy, and poignant letters which Tennessee Williams wrote between 1945 and 1957, Blanche and Beyond is the stage sequel to Lawson's A Distant Country Called Youth. While the first play traced the evolution of a young man finding his artistic voice, Blanche and Beyond spans the peak of Williams’ career – the period of Streetcar, Rose Tattoo, Summer and Smoke, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – and explores a no-longer obscure playwright facing the seismic shock of international fame.

Ticketing information for the 2009 Williamstown Theatre Festival Season can be obtained online at or by calling 413-597-3400.

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