Thursday, August 28, 2014

Second reading of ALONG THE RIVER ROAD, Monday, Sept. 8

The largest slave revolt in North America took place in 1811 in Louisiana along the River Road, but somehow that historic event fails to be featured in plantation tours in the area to this day.  So I'm writing a play, ALONG THE RIVER ROAD, that imagines what happens when Beth Sanders, an African American woman, moves back home, restores a plantation, and begins giving tours from the slave point of view.   Moving back and forth from 2011 to 1811, the play takes on the paradox of forgetting history while selling its "beauty." 

As part of the Four Squared Collaborative Theater Project,, ALONG THE RIVER ROAD, will be presented at the Harwich Junior Theater on Monday, September 8 at 7:30 pm.  The reading is free, and the audience is invited to participate in a feedback following the reading.  I learned so much about the play and the characters from the first reading and the generous feedback from audience members.  Looking forward to the second reading, with a newly revised script.  Please join us!