Kingdom of Earth



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NY Premiere
Abrahamse & Meyer Productions [South Africa]
In Association with The Provincetown Tennessee Williams'
Theatre Festival

Written by Tennessee Williams
Director, Set & Lighting Design by Fred Abrahamse
Original Music by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder
Terminally ill Lot returns to the Mississippi Delta with his new bride, Myrtle to reclaim his ancestral home from his brooding, feral half-brother, Chicken. As rain falls and the river threatens to flood the land, these three lost souls engage in a brutal power play for the possession of all they’ve ever known. 

Kingdom Of Earth deals poignantly with ownership of land, racial discrimination and familial dysfunction – themes that resonate deeply in a South African context. This award-winning production played to standing ovations at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival and was lauded by Williams’ aficionados as one of the finest productions of this savage, sexy and darkly-comic play.


“Riveting…the play grabbed hold of your throat and slowly, purposefully, squeezed your breath away.”
“Astonishing…world-class performances”
“Kingdom of Earth was one of the most truthful realizations of a Tennessee Williams play I have ever seen”
-Annette J. Saddik, author of TENNESSEE WILLIAMS and The Theatre of Excess: The Strange, The Crazed. The Queer.

Cast & Creative Team

Anthea Thompson as Myrtle

Marcel Meyer as Chicken

Matthew Baldwin as Lot

Costume Design: Marcel Meyer

Composer: Charl-Johan Lingenfelder

About the Artists

Abrahamse & Meyer Productions is South Africa’s leading independent classical theatre company. The company regularly performs on stages across South Africa, Europe and the United States and has built up an international reputation for innovative stagings of plays by Williams Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams.
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