Riley Steiner, director of the February 12th, 2018 staged reading of Black Butterflies at The Road Theatre, writes:

Black Butterflies is a poignant and poetic account of Tennessee Williams’ older sister and creative muse, Rose. Marylou DiPietro gives Rose her overdue “me, too” moment and releases her long quieted voice in this lovely play. I was honored to have been a small part of the play’s journey at The Road in Los Angeles.”~ Riley Steiner, Director of the first West Coast reading of Black Butterflies

Laura Gardner and Frank Collison, two of the actors from The Road Theatre reading write:

Black Butterflies gives us a fascinating peek into the real Tennessee Williams family and where Amanda and Laura and all his amazing characters came from. — Laura Gardner, Actor/Edwina Williams in Black Butterflies

Black Butterflies pulls back the veil on the Tennessee Williams family. The central character, Rose, is the inspiration for Laura in The Glass Menagerie. We learn how his family shaped and inspired Tennessee Williams and his tormented characters. Frank Collison, Actor/Cornelius Williams in Black Butterflies