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Sunburst - Short Play, Dark Comedy

Sunburst

Tennessee Williams

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Short Play, Dark Comedy

3m, 2f

ISBN: 9780811217088

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

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Description

Short Play

Dark Comedy

30 minutes

Settings Of Play - A suite in a distinguished hotel of the East fifties or sixties in Manhattan.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Miss Sylvia Sails, a famed actress of the American stage who long, long ago chose retirement at the peak of her career ("not willing to decline from it") is awakened at 3:00 in the morning by Giuseppe, a handsome and felonious night clerk at her live-in hotel. It becomes clear soon enough that Giuseppe is after Miss Sails' extremely valuable sunburst diamond ring, but Miss Sails' knuckle is so swollen that the diamond ring cannot be removed from her finger unless her finger is removed from her hand. Held hostage, Miss Sails resists her captors, Giuseppe and his boyfriend Luigi, by reciting Shakespeare, by drinking with them, and most of all by endurance, outlasting them until daybreak when help arrives and the sun finally comes up.

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


Sunburst premiered at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival in Provincetown, MA in September 2007 under the direction of Patrick Falco.

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CASTING

3m, 2f

MISS SYLVIA SALES
GIUSEPPE
LUIGI
WOMAN
ATTENDANT
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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