February is African-American History Month, and this controversial play recalls a time of racial tension in our nation during the late 1800's.
In Southbridge, a white woman has been brutally killed and an angry mob is at the jailhouse door demanding the sheriff lynch the accused murderer. The only way to untangle the truth is for the accused, a young black man called “Stranger,” to relive the events that lead him to the hangman’s tree in Athens, Ohio, in the year 1881. Inspired by a true story, Southbridge is both a spiritual journey and a murder mystery. The play was a 2009 National Runner-Up for the Lorraine Hansberry and Rosa Parks Playwriting Award at the Kennedy Center, and the 2010 winner of the Southern Playwrights Competition. Southbridge is part of a nine-play series titled The City of the Bayou Collection.
Click here to buy tix to sit with our group http://www.goldstar.com/groups/a144a1c8231121167d3d6875118dfe89fef13267. There are currently less than 10 discount tix available, but it is general admission. So if they run out you can buy a regular priced $32 ticket, and still sit with our group if you arrive early. Or check www.hottix.org closer to the date. If you are coming from board games, you can just eat dinner there at the bar first and head to the theater around 6:30p. We will meet at 7p to meet & greet, line up and get seated together.
Reginald Edmund (author)
Manny Buckley Ashley Honore