Auto Da Fé

by  Tennessee Williams

Short Play, Drama  /  1m, 1f

A part of the collection of 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other Plays.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration


    30 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Eloi, a young, sexually repressed postal worker, resides in New Orleans with his mother, a practical woman who runs a boarding house. Though he struggles for rationality, Eloi sees the city as an intolerable hotbed of depravity - and he longs for the purification of fire.

A part of the collection of 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other Plays.

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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £30 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

    This title is currently restricted in London, please contact the Licensing Department for further details.



  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The front porch of an old frame cottage in the Vieux Carre of New Orleans.


1m, 1f
ELOI - her son
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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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Auto Da Fe premiered in New York City in 1947.

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