Full Length Play
Settings Of Play - A seedy coastal bar in Southern California.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Alcohol, Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
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.
"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, 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.