"Mr. Gibson is the show's presiding spirit --smooth of tongue, limber of leg and always in your face." --Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
"Fantastic" --James Hannaham, Village Voice
Loosely inspired by the story of Gary Graham, a.k.a. Shaka Sankofa, Five 'Til takes place in the notorious state penitentiary in Huntsville, TX, five minutes before the execution of Dante Wallace, a career criminal, accused of the rape and murder of his 11-year-old goddaughter, Kenya. A lucid hallucination with music, the play is written as a blues fairytale that captures both the pain and joy in the stylistic traditions of negro spirituals, blues and soul.