Barefoot Theatre Company presents the 40th Anniversary production of Lanford Wilson's Balm in Gilead, starring My Girl star Anna Chlumsky.
Eric Nightengale directs.
Taking place on New York's upper Broadway, Balm in Gilead peeks into the lives and conversations of the drifters, junkies, prostitutes, and hustlers who patronize an all-night coffee shop. Over the course of "a week or two" we hear, like an orchestral chorus, the wants and wishes pined for by this ragtag crew of hapless hopefuls who remain optimistic despite overwhelming reasons not to be. At the center of it all are two, young, able bodied outcasts who have cause to have hope, but in a sign of the times are the most despondant of them all.