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January 19-30, 2022

The Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake

302 S Hicks St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

The 1964 race riots erupt outside painter Bill Jamerson’s Harlem apartment as he struggles to complete the final painting of his triptych on Black Womanhood... then he is introduced to Tommy. A force of nature whose home has been burnt down in the riots, Tommy becomes Bill’s inspiration. As artist and muse collide, they discover each other - and themselves - anew. Alice Childress’s breathtaking story calls for self-respect and empowerment during a moment of seismic change for the Black community.

“…a superb and shattering drama of raw emotions.” —Boston Herald Traveler

Our Cast

Coming Soon...

Our Team

Director...............................Damien J. Wallace

Set Designer.................................Marie Laster

Props Designer.....................Avista Theatricals

Production Manager.....................Dane Eissler

Performance Calendar

Wednesday, January 19, 7pm

Thursday, January 20, 7pm

**Friday, January 21, 8pm - Champagne Opening**

Saturday, January 22, 8pm

Sunday, January 23, 3pm

Thursday, January 27, 7pm

Friday, January 28, 8pm

Saturday, January 29, 3pm

Saturday, January 29, 8pm

Sunday, January 30, 3pm

 

About Alice Childress

Alice Childress (b. 1916, d. 1994) was an American playwright, novelist and actress known for her realistic stories that posited the enduring optimism of black Americans. Childress' work was known for examining racial and social issues.

 

Her works for adolescents created an opportunity for accessible discussions about issues such as teenage drug addiction and the struggle of poor black youth.

Click here to learn more about Alice Childress.