Moony's Kid Don't Cry

by  Tennessee Williams

10 Minute Play, Drama  /  1m, 1f

Moony is a star-gazer. Once a wood-cutter in the northern woods of Canada, Moony has settled down in a large industrial American city with his wife, Jane, and their child. Yet he still yearns for something more than the life he leads "down here in the mud." 

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Moony is a star-gazer. Once a wood-cutter in the northern woods of Canada, Moony has settled down in a large industrial American city with his wife, Jane, and their child. Yet he still yearns for something more than the life he leads "down here in the mud." Restless and unable to sleep, Moony tries to engage Jane in his fond memories of their past and his fantasies for running away from the city for good. When Jane – exhausted from the immediate realities of impoverished motherhood – cannot share her husband's yearning, Moony must choose between fleeing by himself for the wild unknown or finding a different kind of hope in the responsibilities of his existing family life.

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: A kitchen
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

1m, 1f

MOONY
JANE
MOONY'S KID - non-speaking

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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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Moony's Kid Don't Cry premiered at Straight Wharf Tehatre in Nantucket, MA in September 1946 under the direction of Albert Penlosa.

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