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At Liberty

10 Minute Play, Drama  /  2f

It's 2:30 AM in the Blue Mountain, Miss., living room of struggling actress Gloria La Greene. 

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f
  • Duration
    Duration
    10 minutes
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult
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Summary

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.

Cast Attributes
GLORIA LA GREENE
HER MOTHER
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting A living-room in Blue Mountain, MS.
  • Duration 10 minutes
  • Cautions
    • Alcohol
    • Mild Adult Themes

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Authors

Tennessee Williams

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