The Mutilated

by  Tennessee Williams

Short Play, Drama  /  9m, 4f

Performed with The Gníadiges Fraulein this forms the double-bill Slapstick Tragedy. 

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    9m, 4f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Period

Additional Info

Performed with The Gnadiges Fraulein this forms the double-bill Slapstick Tragedy. It is Christmas Eve and the carollers are singing. In and around a seedy New Orleans hotel two whores, one a shoplifter, the other morbidly sensitive about having had a breast removed, quarrel and make up in their wretched companionship. The implication is that all of us suffer in one way or another.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Licensing available for professional groups only. Some restrictions apply.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Setting: A bedroom, with several other skeletal sets. The French Quarter. 1930's
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

9m, 4f
CELESTE
HENRY
TRINKET
SLIM
BRUNO
MAXIE
BIRD GIRL
COP
BERNIE
WOMAN AT BAR
PIOUS QUEEN
TIGER
SHORE POLICE
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Cast Attributes

  • Expandable casting
  • Room for Extras

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Authors

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 capp ...

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The Mutilated premiered at the Longacre Theatre in New York City in February 1966 under the direction of Alan Schnieder.

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