The three plays that comprise "Something Wildâ¦" â "27 Wagons Full of Cotton," "Hello From Bertha," and "This Property Is Condemned" - share a common theme: in each, the protagonist is a woman who has been victimized, brutalized, exploited, or abused and who, as a consequence, is now mentally deranged, on the verge of death, or both. The best of the three is 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and all of the actors in that one â Samantha Steinmetz, Jack Haley, and Brian Gianci â are truly outstanding in their respective roles. Special recognition must be accorded Ms Steinmetz whose nuanced portrayal of a mentally challenged, sexually confused, and alternately submissive and manipulative woman is really extraordinary. Tess Frazier in This Property Is Condemned deserves similar praise for her exceptional rendition of the otherworldly Willie. I have posted an expanded review of this and several other Broadway, off Broadway, and off off Broadway plays on my blog www.aseatontheaisle.blogspot.com.
This is an absolutely marvelous evening of theater. You couldn't have a more outstanding theater experience anywhere at any price (and the price here is quite reasonable), and I'm not exaggerating. The three plays are "27 Wagons Full of Cotton," "Hello From BNertha," and "This Property Is Condemned." The acting, directing, stage set, costumes, lighting -- everything about this production is plain and simple perfect! I'm very happy to have seen it, and I wrote about it at www.LetsTalkOff-Broadway.com It's a very fine achievement for a new theater company called Pook's Hill.