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Tennessee Williams Explored: A Distant Country Called Youth

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Emmy® winner Richard Thomas (The Waltons, Fifth of July) stars in this intimate look at the making of an artist, adapted from early letters Tennessee Williams sent to his family, friends, and professional associates. Spanning from his seminal younger years in St. Louis writing to his mentally ill sister to the successful Broadway opening of The Glass Menagerie more than 20 years later, this one-man show weaves together elements from Williams’s tormented family life, distant travels, casual lovers, and struggling career that later formed the basis for many of his theatrical masterpieces. At turns humorous, poignant, and highly personal, A Distant Country Called Youth reveals Williams as poetic and passionate in his letters as he was in his plays.
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