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September 16, 2013

Saturday evening, I had the pleasure of getting to know Tennessee Williams -- not the real Tennessee Williams, of course, but the man as interpreted by actor/writer William Shuman, who presented his insightful solo show "En Avant! An Evening With Tennessee Williams" at...

September 12, 2013

Shuman makes no attempt to impersonate his subject. But he’s wearing Williams’ signature white suit and Panama hat. Our actor has a charming southern accent, evident but not intrusive. He drinks in a way reflecting sharp observation and never suggesting drunkenness. Th...

September 12, 2013

Always credible, always in character and always entertaining, under the subtle direction of Ruis Woertendyke, Shuman’s portrait of Williams as a conflicted artist is a biography that grows on you as his story progresses.

En Avant! is both persuasive and absorbing… By th...

September 9, 2013

William Shuman performs his one-man play exquisitely. He is dry-witted, quiet, yet still commanding. He takes on the persona of someone we sense we know well, yet he exposes a Williams that is, at times, quite new to us. Shuman’s version of Williams is human to a compe...

August 27, 2013

“I have always depended on the kindness of strangers,” is absolutely something William Shuman need never worry about when he is on stage performing “En Avant! An Evening with Tennessee Williams,” a new solo show presented as part of the NY International Fringe Festival...

August 26, 2013

Thomas Lanier Williams, better known by his moniker "Tennessee Williams," is brought to life in En Avant! An Evening with Tennessee Williams. This solo show, written and performed by William Shuman, is an homage to the master who gave us the indelible characters of Bla...

August 17, 2013

Here’s a question for playwright/performer William Shuman: What’s a genteel little play like yours doing in a place like the New York International Fringe Festival?

The play in question is a one-man show called En Avant!  An Evening With Tennessee Williams. It is a lovi...

August 12, 2013

Sit down and get comfortable as you listen to the life story of Tennessee Williams, delivered as a delightful front-porch chat that any Williams fan will appreciate. Writer-performer William Shuman has distilled Williams’s private journals into an illuminating solo pie...

August 9, 2013

"It's funny...I was born in Mississippi, raised in St. Louis, I spent my happiest days in New Orleans and Key West, and yet they call me Tennessee."  So begins En Avant! An Evening with Tennessee Williams, a solo show written and performed by William Shuman, directed b...

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