Already closed | 1h 55m | Midtown W

2 by Tennessee Williams

From 13 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Intense, Great acting, Great writing, 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.'  More…

In '27 Wagons Full of Cotton,' shady, middle-aged cotton gin owner Jake burns down rival Silva Vicarro's mill. Hellbent on revenge, Vicarro tries to seduce Flora, Jake’s delicate young wife.

In 'Kingdom of Earth,' a flood is surging in the Mississippi Delta. Chicken is holed up alone on his property when he receives an unexpected visit from his dying half-brother, Lot, and Lot's new wife, Myrtle. Chicken immediately sees Myrtle as a potential threat to his inheritance of the estate, currently under Lot's name. Chicken and Myrtle find common ground though not even footing in their similar experiences of the inescapable hardness of the world, two lost souls falling into a familiar power dynamic and bracing themselves as the waters rise. 

1h 55m | Already closed | St Luke's Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (13)


Disappointing, Intense, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

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.

Absorbing, Great writing, Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Intense

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!

Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Intense

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

Great writing

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).

Intense, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Edgy

See it if Like the southern drawl, and the slow speaking, slow moving of a play/

Don't see it if don't like the use of the racial epithets, in referring to African American people.

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'...
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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 pop...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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