27 Wagons Full of Cotton

by  Tennessee Williams

Short Play, Drama  /  2m, 1f

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

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration


    30 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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.

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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

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



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


2m, 1f
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,” a success capp ...

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

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