Thank You, Kind Spirit

by  Tennessee Williams

10 Minute Play, Drama  /  4m, 7f, 1girl(s)

Part of the collection Mister Paradise and Other One Act Plays

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Thank You, Kind Spirit

by  Tennessee Williams

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 7f, 1girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Mother Duclos is a spiritualist dispensing succour, on payment of a fee, to the troubled people who come to her chapel. But a woman incites everyone to turn against her, and they strip the chapel of its religious artefacts. Desolate, Mother Duclos is comforted finally by the crippled little girl who returns to say that she still believes.

Part of the collection Mister Paradise and Other One Act Plays

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Keywords

Betrayal, Religion

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A little crib-like room on the far end of Chartres Street in the Vieux Carre of New Orleans that has been converted into the chapel of a spiritualist. 
  • Additional Features: No intermission

Casting

4m, 7f, 1girl(s)
MOTHER DUCLOS - a spiritulaist
YOUTH - 17
WOMAN IN REAR
FIRST YOUNG WOMAN
SECOND YOUNG WOMAN
MIDDLE-AGED WOMAN
YOUNG MAN
LITTLE GIRL - 8
FATHER BORDELON - a priest
MR. REGIS VICARRO
MRS. DUVENET
MRS. VENINGA
OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE
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Cast Attributes

  • Roles for Children
  • 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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Thank You, Kind Spirit premiered as a part of the Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival in March 2005 under the direction of Perry Martin.

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