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Someone Waiting

Someone Waiting
Your Price: $15.95 CDN
Author: Emlyn Williams
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 93
Pub. Date: 1956
ISBN-10: 0822210541
ISBN-13: 9780822210542
Cast Size: 5 women, 4 men

About the Play:

Someone Waiting is a full-length thriller by Emlyn Williams. Walter Fenn arrives as tutor to a university student living with his adoptive parents in a fashionable London apartment. Who is he and what is his real purpose for being there? Based on a real murder case, the plot of this Emlyn Williams' thriller sees a father attempting to inveigle his way into the household where the murder his son was hanged for took place.

Someone Waiting is a gripping psychological thriller. Nothing is quite what it seems in this darkly humorous intriguing murder mystery. Walter Fenn, a private tutor engaged to coach a couple's adopted son Martin, turns out to be the father of the son's best friend. That friend was hanged recently for a crime for which he was possibly innocent. As Walter and Martin try to uncover the identity of the person they believe to be the true murderer, the plot takes numerous misleading twists and turns in an atmosphere of delicious surprises and well-fashioned suspense.

Someone Waiting premiered in 1953 at the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool. The show moved to Cardiff and then to the West End of London where it opened in 1953 at Globe Theatre (now Gielgud Theatre). The play came to Broadway in 1956 at the John Golden Theatre in New York City. While the play is rarely performed professionally, it has become a popular choice for community theatre productions.

Cast: 5 women, 4 men

What people say:

"…a drama of murder and revenge which stretches suspense from the first moments of the first act... Before the evening is over you will find you have been misled several times – but never dishonestly, for playwright Williams has his tidy mind and is an honorable trickster. And if you can guess beforehand what will happen at play's end you are smarter than I am." — New York Daily News

About the Playwright:

Emlyn Williams (1905-1987) was an acclaimed Welsh writer, director, and actor – and often all three at once. Overall, he produced dozens of plays, but is best known for his stage thrillers and his autobiographical play The Corn Is Green. As an actor, he internationally toured readings from the work of Charles Dickens and Dylan Thomas, as well as appearing in his own plays, countless classic and contemporary productions, and forty-one films. In addition to authoring or co-authoring nineteen screenplays, he wrote, directed, and appeared in the movie The Last Days of Dolwyn, which marked the film debut of his fellow Welshman Richard Burton.

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