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Summer and Smoke

Tennessee Williams


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Full Length, Drama
8 men, 6 women
Total Cast: 14, Three Simple Flexible Sets

THE STORY: A play that is profoundly affecting, SUMMER AND SMOKE is a simple love story of a somewhat puritanical Southern girl and an unpuritanical young doctor. Each is basically attracted to the other but because of their divergent attitudes toward life, each over the course of years is driven away from the other. Not until the end does the doctor realize that the girl's high idealism is ultimately right, and while she is still in love with him, it turns out that neither time nor circumstances will allow the two to come together. Because of the explicit details provided by the author's production notes, the stage directions, and the diagram of the set design, nonprofessionals should have no difficulty in mounting the play effectively.

One of the author's most highly regarded works.

Dramatists Play Service, 9780822210979

Publication Date: December 26, 1977

About the Author

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) was one of America’s most prolific and important playwrights. His prodigious output included THE GLASS MENAGERIE (NY Drama Critics Award 1944), A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (New York Drama Critics Award, Pulitzer Prize 1947), SUMMER AND SMOKE (1948), THE ROSE TATTOO (1951), CAMINO REAL (1953), CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (New York Drama Critics Award, Pulitzer Prize 1955), ORPHEUS DESCENDING (1957), SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH (1959), NIGHT OF THE IGUANA (1961), THE MILK TRAIN DOESN’T STOP HERE ANYMORE (1963), OUT CRY (1973), VIEUX CARRE (1977), A LOVELY SUNDAY FOR CREVE COEUR (1979), and SOMETHING CLOUDY, SOMETHING CLEAR (1981). NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES, which he wrote in 1947, was produced at the Royal National Theatre, London, and at the Alley Theatre, Houston, in 1998 with great success.