Escape (Williams)

by  Tennessee Williams

10 Minute Play, Drama  /  3m

Part of the collection Mister Paradise and Other One Act Plays

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Escape (Williams)

by  Tennessee Williams

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Three prisoners in a bunk-house play cards and listen while their cellmate makes a run to the railtracks with guards and dogs in hot pursuit. Finally, they hear gunshots but when they see the guards return with a body they believe Billy's free at last.

Part of the collection Mister Paradise and Other One Act Plays

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Keywords

Death

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: The bunk-house of a southern chain-gang.
  • Additional Features: No intermission

Casting

3m
BIG
STEVE
TEXAS
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Cast Attributes

  • All Male

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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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Escape was first performed as a part of the Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival in March 2005 under the direction of Perry Martin.

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