The Field of Blue Children
(Included in the volume DESIRE – SIX ONE-ACT PLAYS)
based on the short story by Tennessee Williams
THE STORY: Everything in Layley’s life is going according to plan. She belongs to the best sorority at her university and has a devoted boyfriend who could easily become a devoted husband. But Layley suspects that there is more to life than stifling conformity. So she signs up for a poetry class in the hopes of expressing herself. There she meets Dylan, a sensitive poet with whom she enjoys a night of passion that opens up a truly revolutionary prospect: living a life of her own.
“…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.