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10 Minute Play, Drama
Part of the collection Mister Paradise and Other One Act Plays
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10 Minute Play
Settings Of Play - The bunk-house of a southern chain-gang.
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Three prisoners in a bunk-house play cards and listen while their cellmate makes a run to the railtracks with guards and dogs in hot pursuit. Finally, they hear gunshots but when they see the guards return with a body they believe Billy's free at last.
Escape was first performed as a part of the Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival in March 2005 under the direction of Perry Martin.
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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