Thomas Lanier Williams III, better known by the nickname Tennessee Williams, is considered a major American playwright of the 20th century who received several theatrical awards for his works.

A one-act play written in 1956, The Case of the Crushed Petunias is a story of Dorothy Simple, a woman trapped in her job at a clean and tidy shop in Massachusetts. Her complacent existence is interrupted by a visit from a tall man who, she discovers, trampled on her petunias the night before. He helps her break free from the  dreary life.

Source: Financial Tribune