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Big Game, The - Short Play, Drama

Big Game, The

Tennessee Williams

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Short Play, Drama

6m, 2f

ISBN: 9780811216203

Part of the collection Mister Paradise and Other One Act Plays

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Description

Short Play

Drama

30 minutes

Settings Of Play - A small hospital ward

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Scene work, Competition or audition material

Interior Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre

Tony, a vigorous young athlete, is about to be discharged from the men's ward. In contrast, the other two occupants are a terminally ill youth, Dave, and Walton, a middle-aged patient about to undergo surgery for a brain tumor. When Tony leaves, Walton introduces Dave to the concept of eternity by looking at the stars. Walton dies during the operation and the play ends with Dave, alone, contemplating the stars.

Part of the collection Mister Paradise and Other One Act Plays

Characters

CASTING

6m, 2f

TONY ELSEON - a college football star, 20
DAVE - a charity case, 20
WALTON - a middle-aged patient, 49
JOE - a hospital orderly
MISS ALBERS - a young nurse
FUSSY - nicknamed for MISS STUART, the head nurse
DR. NORTH - a young staff doctor
DR. HYNES - Dave's physician
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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