The Dark Room

by  Tennessee Williams

10 Minute Play, Drama  /  2f, 1boy(s)

It is the early summer of 1939 in a big industrial American city, and social worker Miss Morgan is unprepared for the extreme destitution she encounters on a call to the Pocciotti family flat. 

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2f, 1boy(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

It is the early summer of 1939 in a big industrial American city, and social worker Miss Morgan is unprepared for the extreme destitution she encounters on a call to the Pocciotti family flat. Mrs. Pocciotti claims to be doing the best she can with a husband in and out of the city sanitarium and mostly male children who grow up and leave the family. Only Miss Morgan's questions finally reveal that getting by has involved the willful neglect of a family burden hiding in "the dark room."

A part of the collection The Magic Tower and Other One-Act 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: The kitchen.

Casting

2f, 1boy(s)
MISS MORGAN
MRS. POCCIOTTI
LUCIO
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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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The Dark Room premiered in London, UK in 1966.

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