May 16, 17, 18, 2014 (Fri.-Sun.)Based on Ernest J. Gaines' award-winning novel, this captivating play is an elegant but harsh illumination of the search for grace and dignity before an innocent black man is put to death. Set in backwoods Louisiana in 1948, it brings together a discouraged young teacher and a prisoner who has lost all hope. Together, they find the courage to hold onto their common humanity in the face of prejudice. “The story's wrenching power lies not in its outrage but in the almost inexplicable grace the characters must muster as their only resistance to being treated like lesser beings." —The New Yorker
Director: Carol Charniga directed A Man of Destiny, Lovers, Collected Stories, Copenhagen, Trying and Ah,Wilderness! for Theater Voices, where she appears frequently onstage and is a member of the board. She also directed Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde at Albany Civic Theater and co-directed On the Twentieth Century at Schenectady Light Opera Company. As an actress, Carol has performed in theaters all over the Capital District, including Capital Rep, Mac-Haydn, Cohoes Music Hall and NYS Theatre Institute.
- Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 500 Western Ave, Albany, NY. ( Map )
- Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM
- Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:00 PM.