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2 By Tennessee Williams - 2016 - Off-Broadway

An evening of two one-act plays by Tennessee Williams: 27 Wagons Full of Cotton & Kingdom of Earth. In 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, after Jake, a shady, middle-aged cotton gin owner, burns down rival Silva Vicarro's mill, Vicarro attempts to enact vengeance by seducing Flora, Jake’s delicate young wife.

In Kingdom of Earth, a flood is surging in the Mississippi Delta, and Chicken's property is only safe until ole man Sikes down the road dynamites his levee to save himself. While Chicken waits alone in his kitchen for the inevitable blast, he receives an unexpected visit from his dying half-brother, Lot, and Lot's wife of but one day, Myrtle. Leaving Lot upstairs to rest, Chicken assesses Myrtle as a potential threat to his inheritance of the estate, currently under Lot's name. Chicken and Myrtle find common ground but not even footing in their similar experiences of the inescapable hardness of the world – two "lost, sinful, puzzled" souls falling into a familiar power dynamic and bracing themselves as the waters rise. Estelle Parsons’s 1968 performance as Myrtle garnered a Tony nomination for Best Leading Actress.Tennessee Williams’ work changed the landscape of American theater.

This evening of his short plays will perform in the heart of the NY Theatre District, opening for the summer season.

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 55 minutes, with one intermission

St. Luke's Theatre

(New York, NY)
308 West 46th Street

2 By Tennessee Williams Off-Broadway Cast



 

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by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2016
Art Garfunkel recently stopped by to see a performance of 2 BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS at St. Luke's Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has a photo of him with the cast below!