The Rose Tattoo

by  Tennessee Williams

Full Length Play, Drama  /  9m, 14f

Winner of the 1951 Tony Award for Best Play. One of the author's most beautiful and powerful plays. Set among a colony of Sicilian fisherfolk on the American Gulf Coast, it is the story of a woman for whom love was stronger than death.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    9m, 14f
  • Duration

    Duration

    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Serafina delle Rose is a restless widow whose intense and absorbing instinct for love drives everything before it. The figure of this extraordinary woman dominates the small town where she and her friends are living and embodies the exultation and danger of unbridled passion. Her story, and that of the lover she chooses and the daughter she denies, are forged into a play of power, humanity and soaring emotion.
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Accolades

  • WINNER! 1951 Tony Award for Best Play

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Licensing available for professional groups only. Some restrictions apply.

Production

Details

  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: A village along the Gulf Coast between New Orleans and Mobile.

Casting

9m, 14f
SALVATORE
VIVI
BRUNO
ASSUNTA
ROSA DELLE ROSE
SERAFINA DELLE ROSE
ESTELLE HOHENGARTEN
THE STREGA
GIUSEPPINA
PEPPINA
VIOLETTA
MARIELLA
TERESA
FATHER DE LEO
A DOCTOR
MISS YORKE
FLORA
BESSIE
JACK HUNTER
THE SALESMAN
ALVARO MANGIACAVALLO
A MAN
ANOTHER MAN
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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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The Rose Tattoo premiered at the Erlanger Theater in Chicago, IL in December 1950 under the direction of Daniel Mann.

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