Theater: Apparitions and Cakewalkers

WILL MR. MERRI WETHER RETURN FROM MEMPHIS? by Tennessee Williams

Cities usually have mayors, but Key West, Fla., has a king—Tennessee Williams. On Jan. 24 the king, who has maintained a home on this southernmost tip of the continental U.S. since 1949, was in his reigning glory. The freshly completed $3.5 million Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center, a unit of Florida Keys Community College, was dedicated; the day was officially proclaimed Tennessee Williams Day. His previously unproduced play, Will Mr. Merriwether Return from Memphis?, was given its world premiere. After the curtain dropped, a bash ensued in the theater lobby, complete...

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