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Will Mr. Merriwether Return from Memphis? - Full Length Play, Comedy

Will Mr. Merriwether Return from Memphis?

Tennessee Williams

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Full Length Play, Comedy

5m, 11f

ISBN: 9780811217088

"Pensive and muted, a violin to Camino Real's trumpet, Mr. Merriwether laces together reality and fantasy, the romantic spirit and the appearance of actual cultural heroes of the past, such as Van Gogh and Rimbaud." - Time magazine

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$17.95
: Traveling Companion and Other Plays, The

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

75 Minutes

Settings Of Play - Bethesda, MD. Early 20th Century

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Women are waiting for their lovers to return, widows are longing for their husbands who will never return, and young ladies are just discovering the fires of early love - sounds almost like a parody of a Tennessee Williams play, and in a strange way it is. With ragtime cakewalk dancers, séances and ghosts, hags called "the Eumenides" who weave the fate of the characters, a "Romantically Handsome Youth," a gay French instructor, a banjo player in every scene, and the triumph of love found, love returned, and love forgiven, Williams wrote a comedy as full of poetry as of pleasure.

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

REVIEWS

"Pensive and muted, a violin to Camino Real's trumpet, Mr. Merriwether laces together reality and fantasy, the romantic spirit and the appearance of actual cultural heroes of the past, such as Van Gogh and Rimbaud." - Time magazine


Will Mr. Merriwether Return to Memphis? premiered at the Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center at the Florida Keys Community College in Key West, FL in January 1980 under the direction of William Prosser.

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CASTING

5m, 11f

CASTING NOTES

Plus Ensemble

LOUIE
NORA
GLORIA
THE APPARITION OF VINCENT VAN GOGH
MISS CALHOUN - a librarian
A "ROMANTICALLY HANDSOM" YOUTH
MISS YORKE - a English teacher
THE EUMENIDES
 -ONE
 -TWO
 -THREE
THE INSTRUCTOR AT LA CERCLE
MRS. BIDDLE
THE APPARITION OF ARTHUR RIMBAUD
THE APPARTITION OF ISABELLE RIMBAUD - his sister
MRS. ELDRIDGE
MR. MERRIWETHER
DANCERS
THE BANJO PLAYER
THE APPARITION OF CORNELIUS WADDLES
A VOICE FROM THE WINGS
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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