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Auto Da Fé

Short Play, Drama  /  1f, 1m

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

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1f, 1m
  • Duration
    Duration
    30 minutes
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult
Licence details
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Summary

Eloi, a young, sexually repressed postal worker, resides in New Orleans with his mother, a practical woman who runs a boarding house. Though he struggles for rationality, Eloi sees the city as an intolerable hotbed of depravity - and he longs for the purification of fire.

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

History

Auto Da Fe premiered in New York City in 1947.

MME. DUVENET
ELOI - her son
  • Time Period 1940s / WWII
  • Setting The front porch of an old frame cottage in the Vieux Carre of New Orleans.
  • Duration 30 minutes
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

Materials

Authors

Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) explored 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 “ ...
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