A poignant exploration of addiction, Chain is a one-woman show about
Rosa Jackson, a sixteen-year-old drug addict whose parents have chained
her to the radiator in their Harlem apartment in an attempt to save her
from herself. Feeling betrayed by her boyfriend, who turned her in to
her father for money, Rosa reflects on how she became an addict and
struggles to choose between a life with drugs or a life without them.
It's a powerful piece that explores the impact of drugs on inner city
youth and the unwavering love of Rosa's parents for their child.
THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall Co-Produced by Festival Playhouse January 14-17, 2016
A fictional depiction of the Reverend Martin Luther King's last night on earth set entirely in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel on the eve of his assassination on April 4, 1968. An exhausted Dr. King returns from a prophetic speech during the sanitation workers’ strike and is visited by a mysterious maid, Camae, with a much greater mission than delivering his coffee. With imagination and powerful emotion, playwright Katori Hall beautifully fictionalizes the final hours of Dr. King’s life in this Olivier Award-winning drama about leadership, legacy and mortality.
Home on the Mornin' Train by Kim Hines April 14th-17th 2016
Two stories of courage and faith are intertwined in this remarkable play. We follow the path of a Jewish girl in WWII Germany and the journey of a young runaway slave in the deep South in the early 1800’s. The means of survival for both is the underground railroad. Home on the Mornin’ Train examines the unflagging search for freedom that unites us, even across oceans and countrysides. Recommended for ages 8 and up