Summer and Smoke

by  Tennessee Williams

Full Length Play, Drama  /  8m, 6f

Summer and Smoke is a simple love story of a somewhat puritanical Southern girl and an unpuritanical young doctor.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8m, 6f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

A play that is profoundly affecting, Summer and Smoke is a simple love story of a somewhat puritanical Southern girl and an unpuritanical young doctor. Each is basically attracted to the other but because of their divergent attitudes toward life, each over the course of years is driven away from the other. Not until the end does the doctor realize that the girl's high idealism is ultimately right, and while she is still in love with him, it turns out that neither time nor circumstances will allow the two to come together. Because of the explicit details provided by the author's production notes, the stage directions, and the diagram of the set design, nonprofessionals should have no difficulty in mounting the play effectively.
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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: 1910s / WWI, 1900-1910
  • Setting: Glorious Hill, MS. Turn of the centruy to 1916.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

8m, 6f
REV. WINEMILLER
MRS. WINEMILLER
JOHN BUCHANAN JR.
ALMA WINEMILLER
ROSA GONZALES
NELLIE EWELL
ROGER DOREMUS
DR. JOHN BUCHANAN SR.
MRS. BASETT
VERNON
ROSEMARY
DUSTIE
GONZALES
ARCHIE KRAMER
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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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Summer and Smoke premiered at the Magic Box Theatre in New York City in March 1948 under the direction of Margo Jones.

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