Curtains for the Gentleman

by  Tennessee Williams

10 Minute Play, Drama  /  5m, 1f

A part of the collection The Magic Tower and Other One-Act Plays.

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Curtains for the Gentleman

by  Tennessee Williams

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 1f
  • Duration


    10 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

A bitter cold night on a street corner in the slum district of a big city. Gentleman George and his most recent flame await the arrival of an implied mob boss known as The Patch. Tension mounts as The Patch doesn't show for nearly an hour after the appointed meeting time; and suspense builds as we learn that a recent snitch has drawn increased police attention to the local mob at the same time that Gentleman George has come into a mysteriously large sum of money.

A part of the collection The Magic Tower and Other One-Act Plays.

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  • College Theatre / Student
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  • Minimum Fee: £13 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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



  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A street corner in a slum district of a large city.


5m, 1f

MIKE - a cafe owner
MAC - a cop

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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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Curtains for the Gentleman premiered at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival in Provincetown, MA in September 2013 under the direction of Robert Chevara.

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