Full Length Play
Time Period - 1980s
Settings Of Play - The living room of Mr. William's home in Key West, Florida. Recent years. Evening.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes
Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
He was one of the great twentieth century American playwrights, and Tennessee Williams' private persona is shown to have been just as fascinating as his plays in this delightful, moving, and incisive ninety minute drama. The play is structured as an interview with a reporter, to whose unheard questions Williams responds directly to the audience as if they are doing the asking. We learn of the struggles of his early years, his first successes, the price of his fame and his later years of dissolution and decline, all in Williams' delightfully witty style.
"Illuminating." - New York Post
"Ingratiatingly salty." - Time Magazine
"A thrilling evening." - Hollywood Reporter
"Tennessee would have loved it." - Los Angeles Herald Examiner
Confessions of a Nightingale opened at Off-Broadway at the Audrey Wood Playhouse in New York City on September 23, 1986. It was directed by John Tillinger.