Thursday night at The Alban Arts Center, a new theatrical troupe makes its debut.  Appalachian Artists Collective’s  premier performance, The Tennessee Williams Project, is a collection of Tennessee Williams scenes including: Talk to Me Like the Rain, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, This Property is Condemned and Summer and Smoke. Performances are Sept. 19-21 at The Alban Arts and Conference Center at 8PM. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

According to the Facebook Event page, what started as an acting exercise for Leah Turley and Evan Parker Alan Wilson turned into a full fledged theatre piece. Turley and Wilson loved the material so much they decided to produce it as AAC’s first performance.

This non-linear performance examines the romantic relationships seen throughout Williams’ work. Turley and Wilson play a total of eight characters across four locales. All set piece and costume changes happen in scene and are performed by the actors.

Mel and I plan to be there for the Appalachian Artists Collective’s premier performance of The Tennessee Williams Project. “Theatre for Appalachians, by Appalachians. ” AAC is a for-profit company. Each artist is paid for their participation.