Hello From Bertha

by  Tennessee Williams

10 Minute Play, Drama  /  4f

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

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Bertha is a prostitute on the verge of being evicted from a low-class bordello. In a series of delusions she revisits her past loves while slipping toward disease and death.

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: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A bedroom in the red light district of East St. Louis.

Casting

4f
GOLDIE
BERTHA
LENA
GIRL
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female

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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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Hello from Bertha premiered on television on the PBS program "Play of the Week: Four Plays by Tennessee" in 1961.

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