The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Any More

by  Tennessee Williams

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  5m, 4f

A stranger arrives at Mrs Goforth's Italian villa, a young poet known as the Angel of Death because he has been present at the decease of a number of elderly ladies.

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The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Any More

by  Tennessee Williams

The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Any More

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 4f

Additional Info

A stranger arrives at Mrs Goforth's Italian villa, a young poet known as the Angel of Death because he has been present at the decease of a number of elderly ladies. She thinks that he will afford her a final fling before she dies, but it turns out that he is there as a spiritual rather than fleshly guide and merely wishes to comfort her during her declining years. The author describes his play as "a comedy about death."
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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: Contemporary
  • Setting: An Italian yilla.

Casting

5m, 4f
MRS. GOFORTH
CHRISTOPHER FLANDERS
BLACKIE
THE WITCH OF CAPRI
RUDY - a watchman
GIULIO
SIMONETTA
TWO STAGE ASSISTANTS
MEMBER OF THE KITCHEN STAFF
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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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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 Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore premiered at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York City in January 1964 under the direction of Tony Richardson.

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