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
See it if Great acting. Classic plays.
Don't see it if Do not see if you do not like dramas.
See it if your ears are craving lyrical dialogue that only Williams can provide. These are two small gems, and for Williams aficionados, a must see.
Don't see it if you don't care about the primal plays of Tennessee Williams. These two are short, painless, and help flesh out the man himself. And funny!
See it if you love rarely performed early Tennessee Williams plays that are earthly and raw.
Don't see it if you don't like 1 act plays
See it if you want to see 2 seldom staged Williams one acts that are precursors to his masterworks and characters.
Don't see it if if you've never seen Williams before. This double bill production is not a good introduction to one of America's greatest playwrights
See it if lesser known shows by famous playwrights
Don't see it if shows that are mostly talking and don't really have any likeable characters
See it if Dramatic plays with well-developed characters that leave you with a satisfying feeling
Don't see it if you like comedic type theatre
See it if You love Tennessee Williams and his classic, timeless writing!
Don't see it if You only have high standards for seeing his work performed (the production itself doesn't live up to his writing).
"‘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."
“'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.”
"'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."
"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."