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James Franco Plans to Speak With the Late Tennessee Williams

James Franco Plans to Speak With the Late Tennessee Williams


After dropping trou for the new Flaunt magazine cover it's unlikely anything can surprise James Franco fans anymore, but his plan to lead a seance to speak with late playwright Tennessee Williams might raise a few eyebrows.

The actor-provocateur, who recently dropped out of an upcoming Broadway production of Williams's Sweet Bird of Youth due to a scheduling conflict, will participate with video artist Laurel Nakadate in a work titled Three Artists in Search of Tennessee, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

As part of Performa, New York City's biannual performance art fest, Franco and Nakadate will perform in the three-part commissioned piece that has them leading a seance to talk to Williams through a Ouija board. In the second part, female actresses will audition for the part of Laura in The Glass Menagerie. And in act three, male actors will audition for the part of Tom in the same play, while Franco assumes the role of the "Gentleman Caller."

The performance is scheduled for November 13 at noon at New York's Abrons Art Center. Afterward the performance will be viewable on

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