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Baby Doll

Tennessee Williams, Lucy Bailey

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2f, 13m

by Tennessee Williams
A new stage version devised and originally directed by Lucy Bailey

Lucy Bailey's adaptation of Tennessee Williams' notorious screenplay.

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 13m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Period
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Accolades
Accolades
  • 1957 Writers Guild of America Award nomination for Best Written Drama
Description
Archie Lee Meighan's Mississippi cotton gin business is floundering in the face of Silva Vacarro's Syndicate Gin; to this frustration is added the sexual unavailability of his voluptuous young wife Baby Doll. Lucy Bailey's adaptation of Tennessee Williams' notorious screenplay, with an ingenious three-storey house setting by Bunny Christie, played at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 1999 and the National Theatre, London, in 2000, garnering rave reviews in both venues.
History

Baby Doll premiered at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in October 1999 in Birmingham, UK under the direction of Lucy Bailey.

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Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student

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Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Setting: A house and yard; doctor's office; cafe. MIssissippi. 1950s
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

2f, 13m
Cast Attributes
  • Expandable casting
BABY DOLL - wife of Archie Leee Mighan
ARCHIE LEE MEIGHAN - husband of Baby Doll
AUNT ROSE COMFORT - sister of TC Carson, Baby Doll’s father 
SILVA VACARRO - manager of the Syndicate Plantation 
ROCK - foreman of the Syndicate Plantation 
STANLEY - town marshall 
DR. JOHN
ART - a local "old boy" 
MAC - fellow cotton ginner / friend of Archie Lee 
SID - fellow cotton ginner / friend of Archie Lee
SAM - fellow cotton ginner / friend of Archie Lee
HANK - fellow cotton ginner / friend of Archie Lee
BILLY - bartender at Brite Spot Café 
MOSES - hired hand working for Archie Lee
BOY
FURNITURE REMOVAL BOSS 
YOUNG MAN AT DOCTOR'S
NORM
- furniture remover / hired hand
MOOSE
- furniture remover / hired hand
GAD
- furniture remover / hired hand

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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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