Plays Directory : Vieux Carré

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  • Author
    Tennessee Williams
  • Written
    1977
  • Setting
    New Orleans, 1930s
  • Overview
    It focuses on a nameless, newly-transplanted, innocent, aspiring St. Louis writer who is struggling with his literary career, poverty, loneliness, homosexuality, and a cataract. He gradually becomes involved with the other residents, including Mrs. Wire, his demented, manipulative landlady; Nightingale, an older, predatory, tubercular artist who refuses to accept his condition; Jane, a New Rochelle society girl dying of leukemia; her sexually ambiguous, drug-addicted lover Tye, who works as a bouncer in a strip club; Mary Maud and Miss Carrie, two eccentric elderly women who literally are starving to death; and a gay photographer with a passion for orgies.

    The title translates as 'Old Quarter' referring to the area of New Orleans in which the action takes place.

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Alternative Names

Vieux Carre