The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore
First US production program
( The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore 1963) is a play written by Tennessee Williams.
It debuted at the
Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy, in July 1962. Its first American production was in January 1963, but it only ran for 69 performances at the Morosco Theatre in New York. Reviews of the play were generally poor.  The play was revised and re-mounted in January 1964 at the  Brooks Atkinson Theatre under the direction of Tony Richardson and starring Tallulah Bankhead and Tab Hunter, with Marian Seldes. It ran only 5 performances after again receiving very poor notices. The 2011 revival starring Olympia Dukakis was directed by Michael Wilson. [1 ]
In 1968, the play was adapted by Williams into the film
, co-starring Boom! Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, and directed by Joseph Losey.
Synopsis [ edit ]
The play is set in Italy and centres on a dying, wealthy woman, Mrs Flora Goforth, who catches a young man, Christopher Flanders, allegedly trespassing on her estate. Dialogue between the two makes up much of the play. At the end Mrs Goforth dies after her long struggle with terminal illness.
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