Triad Stage

Kingdom of Earth

Kingdom of Earth


Torn between two brothers.

Priscilla McCall's presents

A Southern Gothic
by Tennessee Williams
directed by Preston Lane

Williams’ rarely-seen masterpiece is a battle of wills and a race against the inevitable. With little time left, young Lot returns to the Mississippi Delta to reclaim his ancestral home just as rising storm waters are about to consume it. He arrives with his new bride, Myrtle, and the all-consuming memories of his late mother. Caught up in her own romantic fantasies and the hope of a happy life, Myrtle soon discovers that Lot only married her to keep the property from its long-time caretaker, his embittered half-brother, Chicken. As the rain falls and the river threatens to flood the land, the three engage in a brutal, comic and intensely shocking power play for possession of all they’ve ever known.

This production is recommended for mature audiences.

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Cast


Creative Team

Director
Preston Lane
Scenic Designer
Anya Klepikov
Costume Designer
Bill Brewer
Lighting Designer
Jesse Belsky
Sound Designer
Phillip Owen
Dramaturg
Bryan Conger
Resident Vocal Coach
Christine Morris
Resident Movement Director
Denise Gabriel
Casting Director
Cindi Rush, C.S.A.
Stage Manager
Emily J. Mails

Photos

Triad Stage - Pictured: Ryah Nixon, Philippe Bowgen and Clayton Fox. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.

Triad Stage - Pictured: Ryah Nixon, Philippe Bowgen and Clayton Fox. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.

Triad Stage - Pictured: Ryah Nixon, Philippe Bowgen and Clayton Fox. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.

Triad Stage - Pictured: Ryah Nixon and Clayton Fox. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.

Triad Stage - Pictured: Ryah Nixon, Philippe Bowgen and Clayton Fox. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.

Triad Stage - Pictured: Ryah Nixon, Philippe Bowgen and Clayton Fox. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.

Triad Stage - Pictured: Ryah Nixon, Philippe Bowgen and Clayton Fox. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.

Triad Stage - Pictured: Clayton Fox. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.

Triad Stage - Pictured: Ryah Nixon, Philippe Bowgen and Clayton Fox. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.

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Triad Stage - Pictured (left to right): Ryah Nixon, Philippe Bowgen, Clayton Fox in Kingdom of Earth. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.

Videos

Sneak Peek at Kingdom of Earth

Preview of the water wall from Kingdom of Earth. Video by Ryan Retartha, Production Manager

Kingdom of Earth at Triad Stage

From the Front RowFebruary 18, 2013

"In Kingdom of Earth, they deliver a refined mint julep of a production with a decidedly sharp twist."


Kingdom of Earth comes to Triad Stage

Classical Voice of North CarolinaFebruary 15, 2013

Play: a largely ignored work of an American master. Director: one of the gutsiest risk-takers in American regional theatre today. Actors: three Triad Stage newcomers who stir things up a bit. Such are the makings of Kingdom of Earth, the latest Triad Stage production.


Tennessee Williams' Kingdom of Earth, With Philippe Bowgen, Ryah Nixon, Clayton Fox, Opens Feb. 15 at NC's Triad

Playbill.comFebruary 15, 2013


The artist literally behind the scenes at Triad Stage

Yes! WeeklyFebruary 13, 2013

From the graceful fragility of glass to the juxtaposition of lace and chains, and now to an omnipotent, mostrous flood, the sets at Triad Stage continue to transform words into three-dimensional feelings. And there's one woman who continually aids the mission.