CULTURE & ARTS
11/03/2011 01:31 pm ET Updated Nov 04, 2013

James Franco Plans Seance With Tennessee Williams At New York Performa

James Franco has taken the fun out of making fun of him. He's been so damn dependable about picking up artsy projects at a ridiculously rapid pace, it's stopped surprising us at this point. Sad. But if anyone out there is still listening, here's one of the weirder life choices Franco has made lately -- he's having a seance!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Franco and video artist Laurel Nakadate are going to communicate with Tennessee Williams through a Ouija board, or at least pretend to. (Maybe intuition will help Franco out the way it did Kim Kardashian.) The three-part piece, "Performances in Search of Tennessee," is part of New York City's Performa, an arts festival taking place across New York for most of November. After they have a chat with Williams, Franco and Nakadate will use the second and third acts to cast the roles of Laura and Tom in "The Glass Menagerie," perhaps with an assist from the dead playwright. But the bigger question on all of our minds: Is Williams offended or relieved that Franco gave the cold shoulder to his play?

If you're not in NYC for this once-in-a-lifetime experience, you can witness it all later on Paddle8.

CORRECTION: This article previously misidentified "Performances In Search Of Tennessee" as "Three Artists In Search Of Tennessee."

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