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Ensemble Studio Theatre / Radio Drama Network Presen


by William Jackson Harper*
directed by Steve H. Broadnax III
featuring Stori Ayers, Denny Dale Bess*, Brian D. Coats, Bjorn Dupaty*, Lynnette R. Freeman*, Joe Holt, Ivan Moore, and Shawn Randall*.

An ailing minister, a protege, a mayor, a journeyman preacher, a domestic, and her husband, have their lives irrevocably changed, when their community, untouched by the tumult of the civil rights movement, is compelled into a kind of reckoning once a stranger enters their lives, forcing them to take sides and take a stand.

About the Artists


WILLIAM JACKSON HARPER (Playwright). EST: Stiff, Big Tex, Neglect, Broadway: All The Way. Off Broadway: After the Blast (LCT3); A Family for All Occasions (Labyrinth); Modern Terrorism (Second Stage); The Total Bent, Titus Andronicus, Measure for Measure (The Public); Placebo, A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick (Playwrights Horizons); Ruined (MTC); Queens Boulevard, Paradise Park (The Signature); Microcrisis, The Children of Vonderly (Ma-Yi); Massacre (sing to your children) (Rattlestick); Rich Boyfriend (The New Group); The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G (Vampire Cowboys); You Got Older (Page73). Regional: All The Way (A.R.T); Ruined (The Goodman); Hamlet (Dallas Theater Center). Selected TV: “The Good Place,” “Deadbeat,” “The Breaks,” “The Electric Company,” “Unforgettable,” “High Maintenance.” Films: Paterson, How To Tell You’re a Douchebag, They Remain, The Man in the Woods, Lost Holiday.

STEVE H BROADNAX III (Director). Directing credits include various shows at theatres nationally and internationally, including: Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Hattiloo Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Chautauqua Theatre Company, People’s Light Theatre, Apollo Theatre NYC, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Atlantic Theatre NYC, Detroit Public Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, The Black Theatre Troupe in Phoenix, AZ, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Moore Theatre in Seattle, Market Theatre Johannesburg SA, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, National Arts Festival in South Africa, and The Adelaide Arts Festival Australia. The Hip Hop Project, an award-winning, full-length original play directed, choreographed, and conceived by Steve, has toured nationally and was showcased at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington, D.C. Other writings include American Taboo, another award winning full-length play, and Camouflage (Eugene O’Neill semi-finalist). As a member of Actor’s Equity Association, Steve has worked nationally and internationally. Steve is currently a Professor of Theatre and Professor in Charge of MFA Acting at Penn State University.

Later Event: January 1