From the renowned American playwright Tennessee Williams, a glimpse of college life on the eve of graduation.
It’s the last day of the academic year and the students of a small Midwestern university are preparing for a bacchanalian celebration called “Crazy Night.” Our chaperone for the evening is Phil, a freshman on the verge of flunking out, who roves the fraternities in search of beer, women, and the meaning of life. It’s just after the Great Crash, with Prohibition in sobering effect—a bleak time for college graduates and dropouts, who have one more night to do everything before they enter a world that offers them nothing.
“Crazy Night” by Tennessee Williams is one of twenty short stories within Mulholland Books’ Strand Originals series, featuring thrilling stories by the most legendary authors in the Strand magazine archives.
“Everything in his life is in his plays, and everything in his plays is in his life.”
Elia Kazan, New York Times bestselling author, praise for the author
“The introductory music for Tennessee Williams’ short story creates the atmosphere of the Prohibition era, and narrator Brian Hatch’s hangdog tone characterizes Williams’ protagonist, Phil. The college freshman is drowning his sorrows in corn whiskey during the traditional celebration of the last day of school—Crazy Night. Phil believes he’s flunking out, and to rub salt in his wound, his girlfriend has a date with another guy. Crazy Night…offers an O. Henry-like plot twist. Hatch provides a highly engaging listen, underscoring the drama of college-age young men who have yet to fully experience the struggles of life.”
Brian Hatch was trained as a classical actor at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. He has narrated several audiobooks, including the short story Crazy Night by Tennessee Williams.
- Publisher: Hachette Original
- Genre: Fiction
- ISBN-13: 9781478913139