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Some Problems for the Moose Lodge - Short Play, Drama

Some Problems for the Moose Lodge

Tennessee Williams

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Short Play, Drama

4m, 3f

ISBN: 9780811219204

Cornelius and Bella McCorkle, middle-class and late-middle-aged, return from a trip to Memphis where they buried their oldest son, Chips. Upon their arrival home, the McCorkles find that their youngest son, Charlie, has returned home with his new, pregnant, born-again Christian fiancé, Stacey. While…

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Cornelius and Bella McCorkle, middle-class and late-middle-aged, return from a trip to Memphis where they buried their oldest son, Chips. Upon their arrival home, the McCorkles find that their youngest son, Charlie, has returned home with his new, pregnant, born-again Christian fiancé, Stacey. While Bella attempts, as she has for quite some time now, to drown her sorrows in a grossly unhealthy diet, Cornelius focuses instead on condemning his children's mistakes and the clearly flawed genes of his in-laws. Tensions rise when Charlie points the blame for his tragic family history back to the "indifferent" fathering of Cornelius himself, in front of Cornelius's old friend Emerson Sykes, and the men depart, leaving Bella alone to hope that maybe Cornelius's fraternal Moose Lodge will straighten everything out.
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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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