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Traveling Companion, The - Short Play, Drama

Traveling Companion, The

Tennessee Williams

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Short Play, Drama

3m

"The Traveling Companion offers subtle humor and the affecting story of two people demanding something concrete from each other, along with something more elusive." -David Cuthbert, The Times-Picayune

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Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Description

Short Play

Drama

30 minutes

Settings Of Play - Bedroom of a New York hotel facing Central Park.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

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College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

It not incidental that Williams was seventy when he wrote a short play about the relationship between a younger and an older man-an inexperienced hustler full of sexual potency named Beau, and an older, insecure writer named Vieux. Emotional and personal compromise can be assumed in a relationship in which one person is a paid "assistant," "secretary;' or "companion," but here the questions of who is being used or who is using are not so simply decided. With an underlying wit, Williams reveals the common needs that keep traveling companions together.

A part of the collection of The Traveling Companion and Other Plays.

REVIEWS

"The Traveling Companion offers subtle humor and the affecting story of two people demanding something concrete from each other, along with something more elusive." -David Cuthbert, The Times-Picayune


The Traveling Companion premiered in a production by the Running Sun Theatre Company at Center Stage in New York City in May 1996 under the direction of John Uecker.

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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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