Small Craft Warnings
Fiction by Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams’s Small Craft Warnings is based on one of the shorter works, “Confessional,” originally published in his collection Dragon Country in 1969. Expanded into a full “evening,” it was produced off-Broadway in the spring of 1972, and audiences and critics alike were moved by one of the playwright’s most searching works. Monk’s Place, a bar somewhere on the Pacific coast of California, provides the setting in which a group of ordinary, sometimes defeated, and often courageous castoffs grapple with existence and survival. Included in this edition are a foreword and afterword and a selection from the playwright’s correspondence, all of which serve to illustrate the genesis and evolution of the play.