DAY OF ABSENCE
written by DOUGLAS TURNER
directed by NATHAN A. LILLY
A Reimagined Classic. A one-act hilarious satire about an imaginary Southern town where all the black people have suddenly disappeared. The only ones left are sick and lying in hospital beds, refusing to get well. The Mayor sends a national plea for the blacks, “wherever they are,” to come back. In the end the blacks begin to reappear, as mysteriously as they had vanished, and the white community, sobered by what has transpired, breathes a sigh of relief at the return of the rather uneasy status quo.
Social Justice Series.
RUNNING TIME: 75 MINUTES
THIS PLAY WILL BE PERFORMED WITHOUT AN INTERMISSION
RATED PG FOR SOME ADULT THEMES AND MATURE LANGUAGE.
THIS ACTORS IN THIS PLAY PERFORM IN COMPLETE WHITE FACE.
Robert Hunter - The Mayor
Jailyn Harris - Jackson, Mayor's Assistant
Sherrie Tolliver - TV Announcer
Prophet D. Seay
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Director: Nathan Lilly
Stage Manager: Mia Jones
Scenic Design + Technical Director: Prophet Seay
Lighting Design: Colleen Albrecht
Costume Design: Inda Blatch-Geib
Sound Design: Jeremy Dobbins
Wardrobe Coordinator: Brielle McGrew
Executive Producer: Tony F. Sias
Senior (62 +) $35
Student (under 25 with ID) $20
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