Shouting Contest: Would Brando Even Place?

Ya’all can keep your “Dancing with the Stars,” here’s what I live for: Each year, the annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival ends with a bevy of wannabe Stanleys bellow to love-torn Stellas positioned on a balcony in Jackson Square — and the roles are reversed when a woman is doing the shouting. This year, Nicole Martin took first place with her yelling “Stanley!” This annual riff on characters from the play and movie “A Streetcar Named Desire” also brought Bryan Buckles a second-place award. Listen to some of this year’s contestants here. I know a pig farmer in South Dakota who I’m going to urge to enter next year. And maybe TV’s top shouter — Sofia Vergara on “Modern Family” — should enter, too.

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