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Adam and Eve on a Ferry

Tennessee Williams

Short Play, Comedy  /  2f, 1m

Part of the collection Mister Paradise and Other One Act Plays

Adam and Eve on a Ferry

by  Tennessee Williams

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 1m
  • Duration
    Duration
    30 minutes
  • Suggested Use
    Suggested Use
    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description

A comic portrait of D.H. Lawrence as someone who functions as an analyst for repressed women. Embroidering on his porch, Lawrence is visited by Miss Peabody. Adopting a Sherlock-Holmesian intuition, Lawrence divines that spinsterish Miss Peabody was propositioned by a man aboard a ferry, but in her passionate excitement she forgot his name and where they were to meet. Lawrence helps Miss Peabody recover her memory.

Part of the collection Mister Paradise and Other One Act Plays

History

Adam and Eve on a Ferry was first presented by Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City on November 11, 2004. It was directed by Michael Kahn.

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  • High School/Secondary
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  • No Special Cautions

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  • Minimum Fee: £39 per performance plus VAT when applicable.


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Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: 1920s
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: D.H. Lawrence's sun porch. A villa in the Alps Maritimes.

Casting

2f, 1m
Cast Attributes
D.H. LAWRENCE
FRIEDA LAWRENCE
A VISITOR, ARIADNE PEABODY

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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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