Flora Goforth, a rich, once-beautiful southerner, has buried four husbands and retired to a secluded Italian mountaintop to write her sensational memoirs. With the aid of an overworked secretary, the eccentric woman dulls the pain of her “neuralgia” with pills and cognac, dictating night and day to meet her looming publisher’s deadline until a mysterious young stranger shows up and interrupts her routine.
What Is The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore Like?
Though it is one of Tennessee Williams’ later and lesser-known plays, Milk Train features the wry humor, poetic language and tortured characters obsessed with time and memory that are the playwright’s stock in trade. The entire piece revolves around the powerful spirit of Flora Goforth, whose rambling ruminations on her past make up the bulk of the show, and whose antics in the face of death, love and a handsome young man pepper the introspective show with laughter.
Is The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore Good for Kids?
While Milk Train doesn’t have any of the obvious no-nos for the younger set—sex, violence, language—the story of a woman facing her own mortality isn’t really your standard child fare. There is also a brief glimpse of full frontal nudity that parents might find objectionable.