The Remarkable Rooming-House of Mme Le Monde

by  Tennessee Williams

Short Play, Dark Comedy  /  3m, 1f

Published in The Traveling Companion and Other Plays

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The Remarkable Rooming-House of Mme Le Monde

by  Tennessee Williams

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The Remarkable Rooming-House of Mme Le Monde

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Mint lives in the attic of a rooming-house in London. Unable to use his legs, Mint is forced to grab onto giant hooks which hang from the ceiling, and swing from hook to hook to get around. He is sexually abused on a regular basis by one of Mme. Le Monde's many male "children." He is taunted with food that is withheld by his landlady or doled out in stingy amounts. And on this day he is visited by an old friend, Hall, from their private childhood boarding school, Scrotom-on-Swansea, who shows no interest in relieving Mint's suffering.

Published in The Traveling Companion and Other Plays

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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The attic of Mme. Le Monde's residence in London.

Casting

3m, 1f
MINT - a tenant
HALL - his visitor
MME. LE MONDE - the landlady
THE BOY - her son
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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 Remarkable Rooming House of Mme. Le Monde premiered in a production by Beau Jest Theatre in new York City in September 2009 under the direction of David Robinson.

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