A Cavalier for Milady

by  Tennessee Williams

Short Play, Drama  /  1m, 4f

A part of the collection The Travelling Companion and Other Plays.

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A Cavalier for Milady

by  Tennessee Williams

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

A Cavalier for Milady is a psychological and sexual fantasy in which two late-middle-aged women go off for an evening in New York City with male escorts from agencies such as "Companions for Madam" and "Cavaliers for Milady." The women leave behind an adult daughter, Nance, in the care of a hostile "babysitter." Nance, however, dressed in the clothes of a Victorian child, quickly drives off the unhappy babysitter and spends the evening with a Greek statue "come to life" as an apparition of the great Russian dancer Vaslav Nijinsky.

A part of the collection The Travelling Companion and Other Plays.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: A parlor in an old house in a smart section of Manhattan.

Casting

1m, 4f

NANCE
THE MOTHER
MRS. AID
MRS. JOSIE FLATTERY
AN APPARITION OF VASLAV NIJINSKY

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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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A Cavalier for Milady premiered at the Cock Tavern Theatre in London in April 2011 under the direction of Gene David Kirk.

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