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And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens

Tennessee Williams

Short Play, Drama  /  4m

Part of the collection Mister Paradise and Other One Act Plays

And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens

by  Tennessee Williams

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4m
  • Duration
    Duration
    40 minutes
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description

Candy Delaney is a successful New Orleans interior decorator and also a drag queen approaching "her" 35th birthday. On the rebound from a seventeen-year relationship, Candy has picked up a rough sailor, Karl, on whom she lavishes money. On the day of the dreaded birthday, Karl walks out and it's left to the two queens who live upstairs, Alvin and Jerry, to comfort Candy. 

Part of the collection Mister Paradise and Other One Act Plays

History

And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens... premiered at the Kennedy Center in a production by the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC in April 2004 under the direction of Michael Kahn.

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  • College Theatre / Student
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  • Minimum Fee: £39 per performance plus VAT when applicable.


    This title is currently restricted in London, please contact the Licensing Department for further details.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting: A living-room in New Orleans.
  • Additional Features: No intermission

Casting

4m
Cast Attributes
CANDY DELANEY
KARL
ALVIN KRENNING
JERRY JOHNSON

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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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