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Exploring Tennessee
The John F. Kennedy Center honors one of America's most celebrated dramatists with its "Tennessee Williams Explored" series, which highlights three of the playwright's finest works: "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," and "The Glass Menagerie." This guide provides details about those dramas and additional information about this highly anticipated event.
Patricia Clarkson by Kevork Djansezian/AP Photo
'A Streetcar Named Desire' (May 8-30)

THE STORY:
Williams won his first Pulitzer Prize for this New Orleans-set drama about a fragile Southern belle's descent into madness.

THE CAST:
Patricia Clarkson (pictured above), Noah Emmerich, Amy Ryan and Adam Rothenberg.

TICKET INFORMATION:
The show has closed.
Mary Stuart Masterson by Gino Domenico/AP Photo
'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' (June 12-July 4)

THE STORY:
Another Pulitzer Prize-winner for Williams, this drama focuses on a disintegrating Missippi family.

THE CAST:
Mary Stuart Masterson (pictured above), George Grizzard and Dana Ivey.

TICKET INFORMATION:
This show has closed.
Sally Field by Gary Mednick/Warner Bros.
'Glass Menagerie'
(July 17-Aug. 8)

THE STORY:
The tragic tale of a St. Louis family attempting to pick up the pieces during the Great Depression.

THE CAST:
Sally Field (pictured above) and Jennifer Dundas.


TICKET INFORMATION:
Still available for many performances.
More Williams Explored
MORE ON THE CENTER:

Kennedy Center Info

Pre-Theater Dining
REVIEWS FROM THE POST:

Review: 'Cat on Hot Tin Roof'

Review: 'Streetcar'

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TICKETplace Listings

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