American Voices: Two One-Act Plays
“A Movie Star Has to Star in Black and White” by Adrienne Kennedy “Suddenly Last Summer” by Tennessee Williams
Two of America’s greatest playwrights wrestle with the problem of identities that don’t fit into the traditional American narrative. In the semi-autobiographical play “A Movie Star Has to Star in Black and White,” a young black writer takes a supporting role in her own life as her troubled past is told through movies scenes starring white actresses. In “Suddenly Last Summer,” a mother goes to horrifying lengths to cover up the details of her son’s gruesome death in an effort to save the family reputation.
Directed by Cameron Knight
October 18 – 21, 2018
209 N. Spruce Street