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January 19-30, 2022

The Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake

302 S. Hicks St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Proof of Covid Vaccination & Masks Required for in-person performances.

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

Now Offering Virtual Viewing

Available January 25-30, 2022

Enjoy Wine in the Wilderness from the safety & comfort of your home...

To purchase, simply choose a virtual ticket on one of the dates listed and be sure to provide your email address and phone number.  We will send a password protected link on the day of your performance, good for viewing over a 24 hour period.

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Our Cast

BILL..................................Andre G. Brown*

TOMMY.....................Ontaria Kim Wilson*

OLDTIMER........................Monroe Barrick

CYNTHIA..............................Cynda Purnell

SONNY-MAN................Brennen S. Malone

*Actors appearing by permission of

Actors' Equity Association

Our Team

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

Dramaturg....................................Kirstie Floyd

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

Costume Designer.......................Tiffany Bacon

Lighting Designer...........................Tim Martin

Sound Design.............................Chris Sannino

Properties.............................Avista Theatricals

Stage Manager......................Liandra Marcano

Covid Compliance Officer......Melody Marshall

Technical Director......................Peter Nicholls

Master Electrician............................Eric Baker

Scene Shop.........................Flannel & Hammer

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

 

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.

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