Closed 1h 55m
2 by Tennessee Williams
Midtown W
64

2 by Tennessee Williams NYC Reviews and Tickets

64%
(13 Reviews)
Positive
38%
Mixed
54%
Negative
8%
Members say
Disappointing, Great writing, Intense, Great acting, Thought-provoking

About the Show

St. Luke's Theatre presents a pair of lesser-known one-act plays by the great American master: '27 Wagons Full of Cotton' and 'Kingdom of Earth.' 

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Member Reviews (13)

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35
Dated, Disappointing

See it if you can get there late and miss the first play. I would score 27 wagons at a 9 but Kingdom at 61. they need to make it new and fresh

Don't see it if you like edgy tenn Williams stuff. 27 Wagons is so bad even if you go out and do heavy drugs you sill won't fully enjoy Kingdom

83
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting

See it if Great acting. Classic plays.

Don't see it if Do not see if you do not like dramas.

Critic Reviews (4)

July 20th, 2016

"‘27 Wagons Full of Cotton’ has a fairly good reputation, the reasons for which are impossible to divine here. Under Marilyn Fried's lackadaisical direction, it comes across as a languorous, unpleasant account of sexual harassment…Despite its occasional points of interest, 'Kingdom of Earth' isn't enough to make for a passably satisfying evening. Even the best of Williams' plays require highly sensitive handling; that touch is almost totally absent here."
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July 21st, 2016

“'2 by Tennessee Williams' is an interesting attempt to bring back some of the playwright’s three-character one acts which have not been seen in New York in a long time. They bring to life the Southern rednecks, the rural belles, the effete artist types, and the seductive outsiders that populate Williams’ plays. Unfortunately, this production is woefully inadequate, while the unusual casting of 'Kingdom of Earth' changes the play a good deal from the one that Williams wrote.”
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July 21st, 2016

"'27 Wagons'...Both the men do a perfectly adequate job but it seems the roles should be reversed. Ms. Garfunkel looks and sounds the part, but she misses every nuance of who this character is...In ‘Kingdom of Earth’...Michael Keller is perfectly cast...Ms. Jerome is an actress to keep your eyes on. Directed by Marilyn Fried, she succeeds more in bringing out Mr. Williams' intent in the second piece and not so much in the first."
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July 20th, 2016

"While many of Williams’ lines may have the audience giggling at their quaintness, the raw, human emotions underneath are timeless...'27 Wagons' is Ms. Garfunkel’s show...In 'Kingdom of Earth...The three human characters create a searing power dynamic...Thanks to the dedication of the actors and director of '2 By Tennessee Williams,' the audience has no difficulty being transported back to the author’s hot and humid plantation of troubled, complicated characters."
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