Portrait of a Madonna

by  Tennessee Williams

Short Play, Drama  /  4m, 2f

A part of the collection 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other Plays.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Miss Lucretia Collins once had young love and a bright future. Now she lives plagued with delusions in a small, decrepit apartment. Every night she imagines that Richard, her former love, breaks into her room to take advantage of her - but when she reports the intruder to the building manager, a doctor is called to come take her away.

A part of the collection 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other Plays.

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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

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The living room of a moderately priced city apartment.

Casting

4m, 2f
MISS LUCRETIA COLLINS
THE PORTER
THE ELEVATOR BOY
THE DOCTOR
THE NURSE
MR. ABRAMS
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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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Portrait of a Madonna premiered on Broadway at the Playhouse Theatre in April 1959 under the direction of Hume Cronyn.

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