Desire Quenched by Touch
(Included in the volume DESIRE – SIX ONE-ACT PLAYS)
based on the short story “Desire and the Black Masseur” by Tennessee Williams
THE STORY: In 1950s New Orleans, a black masseur must account for the disappearance of his favorite white customer. People don’t just vanish inside massage parlors…
“…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.