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The Resemblance Between a Violin Case and a Coffin

(Included in the volume DESIRE – SIX ONE-ACT PLAYS)

ISBN: 978-0-8222-3673-3
One Act, Drama
2 men, 4 women
Total Cast: 6, Flexible Set
FEE: $35 per performance.
based on the short story by Tennessee Williams
THE STORY: Tom and his sister Roe’s childhood comes to a painful end when Richard Miles, who moves in light, arrives in town with his violin in a case.
“…You can hear Tennessee Williams’s dramatis personae echoing through this evening of one-acts…” —New Yorker. “[DESIRE] is rife with agonized sexual longing, trembling Southern belles and spasms of violence…Most American playwrights working today owe some debt to Williams; it’s a pleasure, even inspiring, to see six give back.” —Time Out NY.