This Property is Condemned

by  Tennessee Williams

Short Play, Drama  /  1m, 1f

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

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This Property is Condemned

by  Tennessee Williams

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration


    30 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Willie, a 13-year old girl from Mississippi, is world-weary before her time. She dropped out of school years ago, her family died, and now she lives alone in their condemned boarding house and dreams of becoming a whore. One day as she walks on the railroad tracks, she meets 16-year-old Tom.

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

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Performing Groups

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

License details

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



  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: A railroad embankment on the outskirts of a small Mississippi town.


1m, 1f
WILLIE - a young girl
TOM - a boy
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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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This Property is Condemned premiered at the Hudson Park Theatre in New York City in March 1946.

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