EST to Present Petronia Paley's On the Way to Timbuktu
Dr. Selene Slater-Bernaud, also known as Slim, teaches a class scrutinizing Shakespeare's sonnets titled "The Poetics of Race...The Politics of Beauty." After years in a caring interracial marriage, she finds herself in love with a female student. Grappling with personal demons that threaten to destroy her, Slim's past and present collide as she confronts the poetry and politics of her heart.
The show's creative team includes Min Xiao-Fen (music composition), Maruti Evans (sets and lighting), Suzanne Chesney (costumes), and Maya Ciarrocchi (projections). Wilks, who is also a playwright, has directed productions of UDU, The Shaneequa Chronicles, and Relativity.