Black Gold

Opened Jan 30, 2008
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What happens when Curtis Walker, an African American man living in Detroit's inner-city, purchases an oil rig on eBay and taps into one of America's largest oil reserves right under his own back yard? This hilarious vaudevillian take on the not-too-distant future chronicles Walker's discovery as it precipitates a wild chain reaction that throws the world into turmoil, proving just how much America's petroleum addiction keeps world events on edge. Will the newly-tapped resource lead to violence or prosperity? Will the poor get rich? Will the rich get richer? Will America's economy skyrocket? Will the Middle East move toward unprecedented peace or unimaginable chaos? Six actors play over 80 roles in this fast-paced, futuristic satire of class, race and greed in a country that will go to dangerous lengths to keep the cheap crude flowing. Written & Directed by Seth Rozin

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