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Full Length Play
Settings Of Play - A seedy coastal bar in Southern California.
Alcohol, Mild Adult Themes
Death, Friendship, Illness/Health, Love, Parenting/Family
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
An expansion of Tennessee Williams's earlier one-act play, Confessional, Small Craft Warnings is a kaleidoscopic pastiche of monologues delivered in a spotlight by each of the characters as the action around them becomes frozen and muted. Through them they reveal their loneliness and the emptiness of their existence.
A part of the collection The Theatre of Tennessee Williams Vol. 5
"All the characters seem to be a species unto themselves. Williams is here describing the surviving losers of mankind, the people who pay their dues in suffering and float on life with a modicum of gallant misery. Williams is a writer of enormous compassion- it is a compassion that leads him at times into sentimentality, but it is also a compassion that that opens up doors into bleak and empty hearts." - Clive Barnes, The New York Times "Instead of giving us pills, Tennessee Williams hands us a glass, if we would but look in it." - The Telegraph
Small Craft Warnings premiered on April 2, 1972 at the off-Broadway Truck and Warehouse Theatre, under the direction of Richard Altman.
Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
N/A (Not a musical)
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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