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Small Craft Warnings - Full Length Play, Drama

Small Craft Warnings

Tennessee Williams

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Full Length Play, Drama

6m, 2f

ISBN: 9780811211376

Small Craft Warnings centers on a motley group of people gathered in a seedy coastal bar in Southern California...

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$27.95
: Theatre of Tennessee Williams: Volume 5, The

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

105 Minutes

Settings Of Play - A seedy coastal bar in Southern California. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

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. 
Characters

CASTING

6m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

LEONA DAWSON - A lusty, needy beautician
BILL MCCORKLE - Her ne'er-do-well live-in lover
DOC - An alcoholic
VIOLET -  A flirt
STEVE - The middle-aged short order cook
MONK - The congenial bartender
QUENTIN - A washed-up screenwriter and homosexual
BOBBY - A cyclist that Quentin picked up on the road, also homosexual.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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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