Meryl Streep as Flora in Tennessee Williams's "27 Wagons Full of Cotton," a part played by Maureen Stapleton in 1955. Streep played this role--winning her only Tony nomination--in a double bill with Arthur Miller's "A Memory of Two Mondays," in 1976. Directed by Arvin Brown, this was a production of the Phoenix Theatre.
“If he wasn’t famous, you wouldn’t spend one minute listening. This would be a crazy person in the park that stands on a soapbox and you’d walk in the other direction.”