Mister Paradise

by  Tennessee Williams

Short Play, Drama  /  1m, 1f

Part of the collection Mister Paradise and Other One-Act Plays

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    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration


    10 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

A young woman visits the old home of a dying poet, Anthony Paradise. She begs him to come out of his home and present his work once more, but he refuses to be remembered until after he has died.

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Part of the collection Mister Paradise and Other One-Act Plays


Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

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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.



  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A squalid residence in New Orleans' French Quarter.
  • Additional Features: No intermission


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Cast Attributes

  • Parts for Senior Actors



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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Mister Paradise premiered as a part of the Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival in March 2005 under the direction of Perry Martin.

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