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The America Play

a Play
CATEGORY :
by Suzan-Lori Parks

COMPANY : Actor's Express [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Actor's Express [WEBSITE]
ID# 78

SHOWING : January 11, 2001 - February 24, 2001

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

A father leaves his home and the family he loves dearly to light out for the land of opportunity, false mustaches, and deep, dark holes in the ground. Sweet, spare, and hypnotic, The America Play recreates the whole of our national history in an African American family whose story is too real for any history book. With gentle humor and haunting imagery, Parks (author of Venus and Spike Lee's Girl Six) has crafted a provacative meditation on what it really means to inherit the American myth.


CAST & CREW LIST
Director Wier Harman
Sound Designer Jill Melancon
Costume Designer Sydney Roberts
Stage Manager Anne Stainback
Set Designer Louisa Thompson
Lighting Designer Ken Yunker
Visitor Nick Few
Visitor Betty Hart
Lucy Carol Mitchell-Leon
Brazil Robert Singleton
The Foundling Father Gary Yates
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REVIEWS
The Experts Say...

Atlanta Journal Constitution
by Kathy Janich
January 19, 2000
Kathy calls this play a "a handsomely designed, beautifully acted puzzle of a production." Artistic Director/Wunderboy Wier Harman "directs it with vision and chutzpah." She also praises the "stunning and dexterous cast."


Creative Loafing
by Curt Holeman
January 17, 2001
Curt sez "Audiences will appreciate The America Play...to the extent that they're willing to seek interpretations and inferences...it's a challenging show built around provocative ideas and haunting images, but one not always easy to sit through."


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