Our project aims to highlight the severity of the ongoing abuse suffered by women, by creating a link between today’s society and Tennessee William’s world by performing his more unknown work. 'Hello From Bertha' is one of his short plays which explores the dangers and psychological abuse of prostitution.
'27 Wagons Full of Cotton' is another of his short plays which gives a clear insight into the complexity of domestic abuse. Our aim is to raise awareness and illustrate the dangers of these two issues with a stand out performance at The Hen & Chickens Theatre in Islington. Hello From Bertha is a heart wrenching play about a prostitute on the verge of being evicted from a low-class bordello.
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Incapable of working, Bertha is forced to consider where she can go to suffer through her illness. Unable or unwilling to move home, Bertha is encouraged by the manager of the bordello to contact an old boyfriend.
However in a series of delusions Bertha struggles to bring herself to admit to him that she has fallen so low. We can clearly see the scary truth of the psychological damages the life of a whore brings as she slips towards her death. Vector Magic 1.18 + Sk Patch Mac. Like many of Tennessee Williams’ works, “Hello from Bertha” captures a vignette of human existence that most people try to ignore. Although “Hello from Bertha” is a short play, it is long enough to discomfort any audience. At the same time, the desperation of a human being with so few options for comfort, much less recovery, whose situation will probably become worse before she finally passes away, is an eye-opening reminder that theatre can be much more than entertainment. It can also be a powerful call to act for societal change.
In 1930’s Mississippi, depression has made things economically desperate, however the play centers on the emotional manipulation and physical violence towards the endearingly simple Flora Meegan, the wife of cotton gin owner Jake. With the arrival of Silva Vicarro, whose own cotton gin has mysteriously burnt down, things take a turn for the misogynistic worse. The ubiquitous threat of masculine vehemence seethes into the dialogue. Flora becomes the victim both of her husband and of the man with 27 wagons full of cotton. This is a devastating portrait of what can happen in terms of sexist abuse where there are no restraining forces. Flora seems to know she is being mistreated but seems incapable of doing anything about it. The rawness of this script is enough to make you feel stings of hatred, pity and helplessness.
'27 Wagons Full of Cotton' is a show that deals with abuse, mental health issues, and rape, and does so poignantly. Particularly given that these subjects are far from being outdated, the play manages to give a fresh look at modern concerns with Williams’ script. Thanks to Tennessee William’s heart touching and relatable script, by performing these two plays we would not only raise awareness on these two taboo subjects but educate the audience as to how women find themselves in these dangerous situations. London is one of the most affected locations in terms of domestic abuse. Only last September did the Evening Standard reveal a shocking rise domestics abuse for women in London.* According to the LWA (Living Without Abuse) charity will affect 1 in 4 women in their lifetime and leads to, on average, two women being murdered each week per year. It also accounts for 16% of all violent crime (Source: Crime in England and Wales 04/05 report), however it is still the violent crime least likely to be reported to the police.
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