BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran playwright and actor David Roby announces the national tour of his one-man-show inspired by the writings, life and legacy of Tennessee Williams.
The One Man Traveling Tennessee Williams Festival will feature various Tennessee Williams related plays focusing prominently on Roby's most accomplished work sometimes there's God so quickly, a one-man tour de force in which Roby plays 19 different characters, all of which he stumbled upon during interviews he conducted during his tenure as The Tennessee Williams Playwright-in-Residence at Sewanee: The University of the South.
The play serves as a dramatic unfolding as Roby discovers a hidden metaphor in Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire as the individuals he meets along the way help solidify and defend his thesis. The characters include Williams' last personal assistant, one of Williams' most beloved cousins, his former Key West exterminator, a couple of actresses, a few scholars, personal friends and quite possibly the oldest surviving audience member to see Williams' very first produced play Cairo! Shanghai! Bombay!
Part comedy, part drama, part mystery, part journalism, sometimes there's God so quickly investigates one playwright's obsession with another playwright's obsession.
In anticipation of his tour, Roby will present a special copyright-free podcast presentation on iTunes. According to Kathy Casey of Focus Production, "Roby will be offering listeners around the world an in-depth glimpse of the real Tennessee Williams."
To help fund this theatrical endeavor, individual backers are encouraged to contribute to Roby's Kickstarter campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1125349984/the-one-man-traveling-tennessee-williams-festival until May 1, 2016.
Considered one of the leading interpreters of Williams' work, Roby recently received rave reviews for his portrayal of Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. As critic Michael Curtiss wrote in his 2015 review, "Roby's performance is a master class in both how to act and how not to act; the choices he makes are the hallmark of an experienced technical actor, as well as one who knows when to obey his intuition and go with his gut. "
For more information and bookings, please visit Roby's Kickstarter campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1125349984/the-one-man-traveling-tennessee-williams-festival and his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/onemantraveling.
SOURCE The One Man Traveling Tennessee Williams Festival