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Auto Da Fé

Tennessee Williams

Short Play, Drama  /  1f, 1m

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

OVERVIEW

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

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.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Cautions
  • Mild Adult Themes

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £30 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: 1940s / WWII
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The front porch of an old frame cottage in the Vieux Carre of New Orleans.

Casting

1f, 1m
Cast Attributes
MME. DUVENET
ELOI - her son

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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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