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The 1998 award-winning play about racism by Chuck Gorden tells the story of a bigoted father and his well-educated son who occupy a broken-down bridge in a remote wooded area. The father is a manifestation of the son's memory as he recalls events that occurred on the day Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. It becomes increasingly obvious that, despite the younger man's protests to the contrary, his father's prejudices are grounded in his subconscious. A cowinner of the 1998 Michael Kanin Award for Best Short Play.

Following is a special presentation by spoken word artist Dawn Speaks, an educator, singer, actor, and poet. A native New Yorker, Dawn has been performing for more than 20 years by bringing poetry, song, and acting throughout venues in and around New York City. With a commitment to educating, her work has focused on race, women, and culture. She has performed in playwright Rebekah L. Pierce's play Belle Blu as part of the Strawberry One Act Festival and can be seen in Joseph C. Grant's five-part indie series Da Stuy and in the full-length feature film Delusions of Guinevere, directed by Joanna Bowzer.

Show Details

  • Running Time:1hr 30min (0 intermissions)
  • Dates:Opening night
  • Location:The Triad, Off-Broadway

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