September 26 – 29th, 2019 throughout the town of Provincetown, Massachusetts.
The 14th season of the festival, curated by David Kaplan, featured the world premiere of “The Lady from the Village of Falling Flowers” by Tennessee Williams, written, it seems, in the spring of 1935, when Williams was a student at the University of Missouri. The source material, “The Tale of Genji,” written around 1020 in archaic Japanese and popularized in the 1930s by Arthur Waley’s English version, prompted Williams’ imagination to soar. The Festival’s kamishibai production of “The Lady from the Village of Falling Flowers” came from Washington DC’s Spooky Action Theater, directed by Natsu Onoda Power. Continue reading →