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Municipal Abattoir, The - 10 Minute Play, Satire/Political Satire

Municipal Abattoir, The

Tennessee Williams

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10 Minute Play, Satire/Political Satire

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780811216203

Part of the collection Mister Paradise and Other One Act Plays

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Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
$75 with other plays in collection


Description

10 Minute Play

Satire/Political Satire

10 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The pavement of a city street, in front of a gray concrete wall plastered with poster-photographs of a military dictator.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Scene work, Competition or audition material

Exterior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

In a dictatorship, a condemned clerk asks a student the way to the Municipal Abattoir. The student tells him to save himself but the clerk can’t because he’s been a Municipal Employee too long to disobey. The student changes tack and orders the clerk to shoot the general as his motorcade passes by. But the clerk is too cowed and asks the audience the way to the abattoir.

Part of the collection Mister Paradise and Other One Act Plays


The Municipal Abattoir was first presented by the Shakespeare Theatre at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. on April 22, 2004. It was directed by Michael Kahn.

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2m, 1f

BOY
GIRL
CLERK
Author
Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) explores passion with daring honesty, and forged a poetic theatre of raw psychological insight that shattered conventional proprieties and transformed the American stage. The autobiographical The Glass Menagerie brought what Mr. Williams called “the catastrophe of success,” a success capped by A Streetcar Named Desire, one of the most influential works of modern ... view full profile

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