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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

A part of the collection The Magic Tower and Other One-Act Plays.

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$16.95
: Magic Tower and Other One-Act Plays, The

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Description

Short Play

Drama

30 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - A living room

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

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.

A part of the collection The Magic Tower and Other One-Act Plays.


Some Problems for the Moose Lodge premiered at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, IL in November 1980 under the direction of Gary Tucker.

Characters

CASTING

4m, 3f

CORNELIUS McCORKLE
BELLA McCORKLE
CHARLIE McCORKLE
STACY 
EMERSON SYKES
JESSIE SYKES
DR. CRANE
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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