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WINNER: 2004 NEW WORKS OF MERIT PLAYWRITING CONTEST. Part of "The Best of 13" Festival of Plays - The 13th Street Rep produces this outstanding play for a 2nd time. Conversation with a Kleagle by Rudy Gray is directed by Kevin B. Ploth. The Executive Producer is Sandra Nordgren. Based on a true story, at the height of a lynching epidemic in the late 1920's, a black journalist, passing for white, travels to the deep South to interview a Kleagle, a recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan. When his true racial identity is discovered by the Klan he escapes being lynched, only to find that his rescuer's family paid a dear price, a price that brings the journalist back to the south to confront the Kleagle and the Klan. "IMPORTANT...POWERFUL... WARRANTS STRONG SUPPORT AND A LARGE AUDIENCE."

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