Carrying the Load
by Mahasin D. Shamsid-Deen
Woven Orbits Theatre
Young Clara Evans elopes with her beau Elijah in 1920s Georgia. Together they become part of the great Black migration north due to unsatisfactory economic opportunities, harsh segregationist law and practices and racist death threats on her husband. Depression era life is burdensome until she is changed by embracing a new way of thinking and living. She adopts a scholarly philosophy to educate young Black students in the 1930s segregated school system of Detroit. The legal resistance from the Detroit Department of Education heightens her resolve to establish and maintain one of the first African American owned and operated parochial schools.
February 11-21, 2016
Discussion: February 18
5403 Monument Avenue, Richmond
The Sisters Rosensweig
by Wendy Wasserman
Jewish Family Theatre
A captivating portrait of three sisters reuniting after a lengthy
separation and coming to terms with their differences, respect and love for one another. Sara Good
e is an enormously successful American working as the British representative of a major Hong Kong bank and is
about to celebrate her fifty-fourth birthday. For the birthday celebration, her two sisters, Gorgeous Teitelbaum and Pfeni Rosensweig are expected to arrive
at any moment. It all adds
up to a most interesting evening, which leads to unexpected romance, suspected partings,
recriminations, reconciliations and, above all, newfound love and acceptance.
March 10-12; 17-19, 2016
Discussions: March 12 & 19
Christ Presbyterian Church
2508 Dickens Road, Richmond
by Paul McCusker
Stable Theatre Company
Winter is approaching in the mountains. Almost lost and forgotten sits an abandoned church. Because of changes in law and society the church has been left to decay. Yet for 8 people, this church has become a place to hide, a place to wait. You see, these people live in a time when all elements will join in an attempt to turn the remaining whispers of Christianity into silence. It is the time of great tribulation. It is a time when faith and survival must work hand in hand. And death wants the last word about all of it.
Adult themes. Parental guidance suggested for children under 13.