It's 2:30 AM in the Blue Mountain, Miss., living room of struggling actress Gloria La Greene. Gloria returns from a wild evening and finds her mother waiting up her as she does every night. Trying hard to stay elated by her recent Billboard magazine spot, in which she has advertised herself as a vivacious actress "At Liberty," Gloria finds opposition in her mother's repeated reminders of Gloria's diminishing health, the gossip surrounding her recently dubitable night life, and the realities of an unsuccessful career. As "the past keeps getting bigger at the future's expense," Gloria and her tortured passion for life begin to crumble under its weight.
A part of the collection The Magic Tower and Other One-Act Plays.
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Duration: 10 minutes
- Setting: A living-room in Blue Mountain, MS.
- All Female
At Liberty premiered at La MaMa Experimental Theater Club in New York City in May 1964 under the direction of Danny Gershwin.