Baby Doll

by  Tennessee Williams, Lucy Bailey

Full Length Play, Drama  /  13m, 2f

Lucy Bailey's adaptation of Tennessee Williams' notorious screenplay.

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    13m, 2f
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  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Archie Lee Meighan's Mississippi cotton gin business is floundering in the face of Silva Vacarro's Syndicate Gin; to this frustration is added the sexual unavailability of his voluptuous young wife Baby Doll. Lucy Bailey's adaptation of Tennessee Williams' notorious screenplay, with an ingenious three-storey house setting by Bunny Christie, played at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 1999 and the National Theatre, London, in 2000, garnering rave reviews in both venues.
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Accolades

  • 1957 Writers Guild of America Award nomination for Best Written Drama

Reviews

ON BREAKING CHARACTER

10 Plays for University Students
Cathy Thomas
April 10, 2019

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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Setting: A house and yard; doctor's office; cafe. MIssissippi. 1950s
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

13m, 2f
BABY DOLL - wife of Archie Leee Mighan
ARCHIE LEE MEIGHAN - husband of Baby Doll
AUNT ROSE COMFORT - sister of TC Carson, Baby Doll’s father 
SILVA VACARRO - manager of the Syndicate Plantation 
ROCK - foreman of the Syndicate Plantation 
STANLEY - town marshall 
DR. JOHN
ART - a local "old boy" 
MAC - fellow cotton ginner / friend of Archie Lee 
SID - fellow cotton ginner / friend of Archie Lee
SAM - fellow cotton ginner / friend of Archie Lee
HANK - fellow cotton ginner / friend of Archie Lee
BILLY - bartender at Brite Spot Café 
MOSES - hired hand working for Archie Lee
BOY
FURNITURE REMOVAL BOSS 
YOUNG MAN AT DOCTOR'S
NORM
- furniture remover / hired hand
MOOSE
- furniture remover / hired hand
GAD
- furniture remover / hired hand
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Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) explores passion with daring honesty, and forged a poetic theatre of raw psychological insight that shattered conventional proprieties and transformed the American stage. The autobiographical The Glass Menagerie brought what Mr. Williams called “the catastrophe of success,” a success capp ...

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Lucy Bailey

Lucy Bailey

Baby Doll premiered at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in October 1999 in Birmingham, UK under the direction of Lucy Bailey.

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