The characters "One" and "Two" are the only friends of one-another. They carry out the same evening ritual of card playing and watching the news on TV in an effort to avoid any real confrontation. "One's" physical deterioration and approaching death forces her to prepare for the inevitable. "Two" resists this change and his consuming fear of losing "One" leads to an emotional breakdown.
A part of the collection The Theatre of Tennessee Williams Vol. 7
"In a departure from his earlier works, I Can't Imagine Tomorrow employs silence and fragmented discourse in order to express the themes of human dependence, fear and loss." - Playbill.com
- No Special Cautions
- Licensing available for professional groups only. Some restrictions apply.
- Time Period: Not Applicable
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Setting: In One's home.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
TWO - One's only friend. Male
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I Can't Imagine Tomorrow premiered on television in 1970. It received it's first stage production in Bar Harbor, ME in 1971.