When: July 5-Aug. 11 2019
The history of injustice and violence aimed at people living while black or brown is a stain on America. Egregious above all is that the practice of murder aimed at men and women of color is cyclical, rising like bile with regularity throughout history, and choking off liberty, freedom, equity, faith, and hoped-for change. Playwright James Ijames’ 80-minute play examines one toxic slice of the poisonous pie as four black men question, confront and seek comfort in a Purgatory-like space somewhere between the hell of falling victim as unarmed black men slaughtered on earth and rising as heroes in Elysium, the Greek mythological location of perfect happiness reserved for the blessed dead. A co-production with the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre. Not to miss.