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A mother, Mrs. Yorke, and her daughter, Lily, are in disagreement about how Lily spends her time. Her mother tells her that she smokes and reads too much, while Lily believes her mother only wants her to get married and become a part of high society. Once her mother leaves we see it's more than smoking that Lily has a problem keeping control of.
Part of the collection Mister Paradise and Other One Act Plays
Why do you Smoke So Much, Lily? premiered in the production Five by Tenn in New York City in March 2007 under the direction of John Cooper.
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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