About Lovely and Misfit
Three “undiscovered” short plays by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Anna Ledwich
“If I wanna write a drag queen, I'll write a drag queen, and I have written one as a matter of fact." Tennessee Williams 1971
In Tennessee Williams's most provocative and openly gay play, And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens, Candy Delaney, a gay transvestite living in the Old French Quarter of New Orleans, suffers “a damaged heart” after her older lover deserts her. Then one night she brings home Karl, a rough merchant sailor…
In Summer by the Lake, an introverted boy is desperate to escape his domineering mother and in Mr Paradise a reclusive poet receives a surprise visit from a fan on a mission.
Strikingly autobiographical, these three plays in Lovely and Misfit explore the themes that established Tennessee Williams as one of the Twentieth Century’s greatest playwrights with The Glass Menagerie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and A Streetcar Named Desire.