Escape by R. J. Cardullo | Script Revolution

Escape

A fugitive from a chain gang down South attempts escape and gains his freedom from his pursuers—one way or the other.

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“Escape” (late 1930s-early 1940s), a one-act play by Tennessee Williams.
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Three black convicts in a Southern bunkhouse listen while their cellmate makes a run to the tracks for the escape-train north, with hounds and guards in full pursuit. The three convicts hear the sound of a train and then gunshots, and puzzle over the fate their cellmate: escape or capture, life or death, freedom or . . . the final freedom.

Submitted: December 23, 2020
Last Updated: December 23, 2020

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The Writer: R. J. Cardullo

A former university film teacher, I turned to screenwriting several years ago. I have also written film criticism for many publications. A New Yorker by birth, I grew up in Miami and was educated at the University of Florida, Tulane, and Yale. My last U.S. address was in Milford, Connecticut; I am now an expatriate residing in Scandinavia. Many of my scripts (both long and short) are adaptations of lesser-known works by well-known authors. I am happy to re-write, collaborate, or write on demand. Thanks kindly for any attention you can give my work. Go to bio

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