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At Liberty

Tennessee Williams

10 Minute Play, Drama  /  2f

It's 2:30 AM in the Blue Mountain, Miss., living room of struggling actress Gloria La Greene. 
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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f
  • Duration
    Duration
    10 minutes
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Description

It's 2:30 AM in the Blue Mountain, Miss., living room of struggling actress Gloria La Greene. Gloria returns from a wild evening and finds her mother waiting up her as she does every night. Trying hard to stay elated by her recent Billboard magazine spot, in which she has advertised herself as a vivacious actress "At Liberty," Gloria finds opposition in her mother's repeated reminders of Gloria's diminishing health, the gossip surrounding her recently dubitable night life, and the realities of an unsuccessful career. As "the past keeps getting bigger at the future's expense," Gloria and her tortured passion for life begin to crumble under its weight.

A part of the collection The Magic Tower and Other One-Act Plays.

History

At Liberty premiered at La MaMa Experimental Theater Club in New York City in May 1964 under the direction of Danny Gershwin.

Considerations

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

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


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Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A living-room in Blue Mountain, MS.

Casting

2f
Cast Attributes
  • All Female
GLORIA LA GREENE
HER MOTHER

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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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