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27 Wagons Full of Cotton

Tennessee Williams

Short Play, Drama  /  1f, 2m

A part of the collection 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other Plays.

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1f, 2m
  • Duration
    Duration
    30 minutes
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Description

After Jake, a shady, middle-aged cotton gin owner, burns down rival Silva Vicarro's mill, Vicarro attempts to enact vengeance by seducing Flora, Jakes delicate young wife. A "Mississippi Delta comedy."

A part of the collection 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other Plays.

History

27 Wagons Full of Cotton premiered on Broadway at the Playhouse Theater in April 1955 under the direction of David Brooke.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Cautions
  • Mild Adult Themes

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £39 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The front porch of the Meighan's cottage near Blue Montain, MS.

Casting

1f, 2m
Cast Attributes
JAKE MEIGHAN - a cotton gin owner
FLORA MEIGHAN - his wife
SILVA VICARRO - superintendent of the Syndicate Plantation

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Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) explores passion with daring honesty, and forged a poetic theatre of raw psychological insight that shattered conventional proprieties and transformed the American stage. The autobiographical The Glass Menagerie brought what Mr. Williams called “the catastrophe of success ...

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