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These are the Stairs You Gotta Watch
Written by Tennessee Williams

These Are the Stairs You Gotta Watch is one act in:
Pieces of Paradise - Four by Tennessee


"This is a deliciously atmospheric one-act set in a decaying movie theatre that was once an opera house; the eponymous stairs are the ones that lead to the upper balconies, where all manner of never-quite-specified but obviously very nasty business is conducted by disreputable patrons. The setting felt familiar to me, and after the show I checked out Williams's Collected Stories, where I discovered it in a late-30s tale called "The Mysteries of the Joy Rio." Christopher Kerson is terrific as an usher who has become disenchanted with his job after ten years in this hell-hole"

Rrview by
Martin Denton

View a video of the play here.