The Strangest Kind of Romance

by  Tennessee Williams

Short Play, Drama  /  3m, 1f

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

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The Strangest Kind of Romance

by  Tennessee Williams

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

The proprietress of a boarding house is giving a tour to a potential tenant who hopes to get a job in the nearby factory. All the men who have lived there have signed their names on the wall – and one of them left his cat behind. After moving in, the man develops a sort of relationship with the landlady, but his real romance is with the cat.

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

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The Strangest Kind of Romance was read on Playing on Air with Claudia Cantina on January 7, 2015. Purchase the podcast episode and listen to the trailer here.

 

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: 30 minutes
  • Setting: A furnished room in a small industrial city of the middle-western states.

Casting

3m, 1f
THE LITTLE MAN
THE LANDLADY
THE OLD MAN - her father-in-law
THE BOXER
NITCHEVO - the cat
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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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