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.
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 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).
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.