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Every Twenty Minutes (A Satire) - 10 Minute Play, Drama

Every Twenty Minutes (A Satire)

Tennessee Williams

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10 Minute Play, Drama

1m, 1f

ISBN: 9780811219204

An unnamed couple, Man and Woman, are relaxing in their chic city apartment after a late party, when the Woman comes across a startling statistic…

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

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Description

10 Minute Play

Drama

10 minutes

Settings Of Play - The corner of a fashionable city apartment.

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Interior Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

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

"Are you really alive?"
"I think so."
"But you're not absolutely sure of it?"
"We can't be sure of anything these days"

An unnamed couple, Man and Woman, are relaxing in their chic city apartment after a late party, when the Woman comes across a startling statistic: "every twenty minutes somebody in America kills himself." The Man is unimpressed, reflecting that he and his wife belong to "the generation of fish: We sink or swim and nobody gives a damn which." The Woman, however, fights her husband's glib resignation and searches instead for some remaining glimmer of life.

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


Every Twenty Minutes (A Satire) premiered at Southern Rep Theatre in New Orleans, LA as a part of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival in September 2011 under the direction of Aimee Hayes.

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1m, 1f

A WOMAN
A MAN
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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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