Burlesque inspired by Tennessee Williams

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Who doesn’t want to get in bed with Tennessee Williams, a glass of bourbon, and some Sin in Linen sheets? Sin in Linen sheets are perfect for getting in bed with a good book . . . or bedding down with Tennessee Williams himself like Al Lykya gets to do with Jesus La Pinga in Sailor St. Claire and Fosse Jack’s upcoming production The Tennessee Tease at Theatre Off Jackson on August 13, 14 & 15.

Jesus La Pinga steps into the role of Tennessee Williams, and a host of other local burlesquers inhabit famous characters from Williams’ plays, as well as his family members, friends, and (copious) lovers in this new burlesque play featuring original choreography by Fosse Jack. We all know Tennessee Williams plays can get red hot, but The Tennessee Tease takes that heat to its boiling point by infusing classic American drama with sizzling striptease.

From Cat on a Hot Tin Roof to A Streetcar Named Desire, Williams’ plays are often staged as bedroom dramas, and The Tennessee Tease will certainly make good use of a Sin in Linen mainstay: our photoshoot bed! We’re lending our bed, and a set of our sheets, to this production so this fabulous cast will have a stylish and comfortable place to try something new in bed with Tennessee Williams.

Check out The Tennessee Tease at Theatre Off Jackson on August 13, 14 & 15. Tickets are just $20 and are available at www.theatreoffjackson.org.

And if the show fills you with a burning desire to brush up on your Tennessee Williams, we suggest you put on a flirty apron and make a Sex on the Beach or Between the Sheets drink to pour for your lover.

BETWEEN THE SHEETS DRINK RECIPE

Lemon Juice – 1 Dash

Brandy – 1/3 Part

Cointreau – 1/3 Part

Bacardi Rum – 1/3 Part

(Fun fact: Tennessee Williams was not a huge fan of having actual sex on the beach, but a beach in Sicily was where he met the love of his life, Frank Merlo.)

Once you’ve got your drink in hand, cue up The Rose Tattoo starring Tennessee’s good friend Anna Magnani or, if you’re in the mood to do some reading, snag a well-loved copy of The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee’s first major play, and curl up on our Atomic Dreams sheets to get in that midcentury mood.

Sin in Linen is a proud supporter of Theater Off Jackson. We salute burlesque that serves as a forum to question the perceived norm.