UNK theatre presents two one-act plays by Tennessee Williams

Photos by Corbey R. Dorsey/UNK Communications

KEARNEY – The University Theatre at Kearney presents “Two x Tenn,” two one-act plays written by Tennessee Williams, Wednesday through Sunday (Feb. 15-19) at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

“Two x Tenn” features “27 Wagons Full of Cotton” and “Some Problems for the Moose Lodge.”

“27 Wagons Full of Cotton” tells the story of Jake, a shady, middle-aged cotton gin owner who burns down his rival’s mill. His rival attempts to get revenge by seducing Jake’s wife, Flora.

In “Some Problems for the Moose Lodge,” Cornelius and Bella McCorkle return from a trip to Memphis where they buried their oldest son, Chips. When they arrive home, they find that their youngest son, Charlie, has returned home with his new, pregnant, born-again Christian fiancé, Stacey. Tensions rise when Charlie points the blame for his tragic family history on Cornelius.

Tennessee Williams was an American playwright who wrote the award-winning plays “The Glass Menagerie,” “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” He is regarded as one of the greatest playwrights in American history and was known for creating gritty characters and heartbreaking themes.

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday (Feb. 15-18), and 2 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 19)
Where: Studio Theatre, Fine Arts Building
Cost: Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for non-UNK students, seniors and UNK faculty/staff; $7 per person for groups of 10 or more, and free for UNK students with a valid ID. For tickets, contact the UNK Box Office at 308.865.8417 or boxoffice@unk.edu.

unkplay2-2017_015Cast (listed by hometown)
Aurora – Jake Lawson, (Moose) Cornelius McCorkle
Bennington – Billy Deardoff, (Moose) Emerson Sykes
Comstock – Taylor Ritz, (Moose) Stacey
Humphrey – Michael McPhillips, (Moose) Dr. Crane
Johnstown – Lars Johnson, (Moose) Charlie McCorkle
Lincoln – Brenden Zwiebel, (27) Jake Meighan
North Platte – Tiffany Hall, (Moose) Bella McCorkle
Scottsbluff – Megan Hayhurst, (27) Flora Meighan; Hunter Scow, (27) Silva Vicarro; Mikayla Stephenson, (Moose) Jessie Sykes

Student Production Staff
Humboldt – Anthony Knudson, Properties Master
North Platte – Benjamin Hill, Stage Manager
Wilcox – Laura Lyons, Assistant Stage Manager
Chicago – Carlie Casas, Costume Designer

Faculty/Staff Artistic Team
Jack Garrison, Production Director
Darin Himmerich, Scenic Designer
Del DeLorm, Lighting Designer
Matthew Powell, Sound Designer


Writer: Sara Giboney, 308.865.8529, giboneys2@unk.edu
Source: Jack Garrison, 308.865.8409, garrisonj@unk.edu