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Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen

Tennessee Williams

Short Play, Drama  /  1f, 1m

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

Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen

by  Tennessee Williams

OVERVIEW

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1f, 1m
  • Duration
    Duration
    30 minutes
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Description

Two unnamed characters, Man and Woman, live in a crumbling flat on the Lower East Side. He is a drunk, and she is purposefully wasting away - but between them there is an intimacy of desperation.

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

History

Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen premiered in Westport, CT in 1958.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £13 per performance plus VAT when applicable.


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

Specifics

Details

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: A furnished room west of Eighth Avenue in Manhattan.

Casting

1f, 1m
Cast Attributes
MAN
WOMAN
CHILD'S VOICE - offstage

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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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