Grist To The Mill double bill at Vibe Gallery


Grist To The Mill presents a double bill: 27 Wagons Full of Cotton / The Interview, directed by Ross Ericson, at the Vibe Gallery, at the The Old Truman Brewery, near Shoreditch, east London, from 7 Jul to 26 July 2012.

27 Wagons Full of Cotton by Tennessee Williams, is a mighty big piece of business to fall into the lap of impoverished gin owner Jake Meighan. So how come he got so lucky, and what can he do to keep the contract? Silva Vicarro doesn’t believe it was luck, he thinks that Jake burnt down his cotton gin, and now he is looking for revenge. So just how far is he prepared to go? Perhaps Flora, Jake’s young wife, may be able to provide an answer for both of them? Ross Ericson plays Jake Meighan.

The Interview by Octave Mirbeau, translation by Claire Chard. Chapuzot, a bar owner, finds himself being interrogated by a rather hard drinking and determined newspaper reporter, who has accused him of beating his wife – but Chapuzot isn’t married. The journalist refuses to believe him so the question is what will run out first – the beer or Chapuzot's patience?

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