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The Jacksonian

The Jacksonian

2 Male, 3 Female

Beth Henley Published by Dramatists Play Service
9780822231462

Jackson, Mississippi, 1964 When his wife kicks him out, respectable dentist Bill Perch moves into the seedy Jacksonian Motel His downward spiral is punctuated by encounters with his teenage daughter, a…

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The Member of the Wedding

The Member of the Wedding

6 Male, 7 Female

Carson McCullers Published by Josef Weinberger
9780856763106

Carsom McCullers has adapted this Play from her own novel of the same name ... This explores the poignant loneliness of adolescence and the strange bond between black and white in the American south Jarvis…

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The Mountaintop - DPS Acting Edition

The Mountaintop - DPS Acting Edition

1 Male, 1 Female

Katori Hall Published by Dramatists Play Service
9780822226031

Olivier Award for Best New Play 2009 Acting Edition The Mountaintop is a historical-fantastical two hander and portrays the penultimate days in the life of Martin Luther King The night before his assassination…

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The Mountaintop - Methuen Edition

The Mountaintop - Methuen Edition

1 Male, 1 Female

Katori Hall Published by Methuen
9781408147030

Olivier Award for Best New Play 2009 The Mountaintop is a historical-fantastical two hander and portrays the penultimate days in the life of Martin Luther King The night before his assassination King retires…

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The Slave Dancer’s Choice

The Slave Dancer’s Choice

3 Male, 2 Female

Frank Higgins Published by Dramatic Publishing
SH6

Drawn from historical sources about the Atlantic slave trade, this play follows the journey of a young American slave who is tricked into serving on a slave ship The slave, Danny, accepts the offer of…

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The Sugar Wife

The Sugar Wife

Elizabeth Kuti Published by Nick Hern Books

A play about love, lust, prostitution and slavery ... A devout Quaker, her wealthy husband, a freed American slave and her emancipator come together in 1840s Dublin As they interact, each is revealed to…

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The Theatre of Black Americans - A Collection of Critical Essays

The Theatre of Black Americans - A Collection of Critical Essays

Errol Hill - ed Published by Applause Books
936839279

From the origins of the Negro spiritual and the birth of the Harlem Renaissance to the emergence of a national black theatre movement, this book offers a penetrating look at a black art form that has exploded…

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The Ties That Bind - Inside the Belly of the Beast & Watermelon Rinds

The Ties That Bind - Inside the Belly of the Beast & Watermelon Rinds

3 Male, 5 Female

Regina Taylor Published by Dramatic Publishing
T22

Inside the Belly of the Beast is about a black man who is trying to make it in corporate America, and about what he must do to get there 'We take the journey with him,' Taylor explained. 'First we see…

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The Whipping Man

The Whipping Man

3 Male, 0 Female

Matthew Lopez Published by Samuel French Inc

April, 1865 - the Civil War is over and throughout the South slaves are being freed, soldiers are returning home and in Jewish homes, the annual celebration of Passover is being celebrated Into the chaos…

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They Sing Christmas Up In Harlem - A Lenox Avenue Christmas Carol

They Sing Christmas Up In Harlem - A Lenox Avenue Christmas Carol

6 Male, 6 Female

Eric LeRoy Wilson Published by Dramatic Publishing
TB1

In Harlem, in the late 1920s, there lived a numbers running gangster by the name of Ebenezer Scrooge, who struck terror into the heart of the Harlem community But on a crisp Christmas Eve, it was Scrooge's…

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