Somewhere in the Jim Crow South, the sky burns red. A church bombing has rocked the Civil Rights Movement to its core, and Reverend Charles Grace must galvanize the people with messages of hope. It is his wife Olivia, however, who skillfully crafts his speeches and delivery. But her ability to play the supportive spouse is cracking under the weight of too many secrets, too many regrets and life lived in the shadows. “This is language as lush catharsis,” proclaimed New York Magazine.
Previews: January 5-9, 2020
First Night: January 10, 2020
Regular Performances: January 11-26, 2020
Recommendation: High school and above. Contains sexuality
Donja R. Love is an Afro-Queer playwright, poet and filmmaker from Philadelphia. He's the recipient of numerous honors and fellowships including the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award (2018), the Princess Grace Playwriting Award (2017), the Van Lier New Voices Playwright (2016, The Lark), a writing fellow at The Playwrights Realm (2016-17) and the Philadelphia Adult Grand Slam Poetry Champion (2011). His works have been produced at Manhattan Theatre Club (Sugar in Our Wounds), Atlantic Theater Company (Fireflies) and The New Group (one in two). He’s the co-host of Off Book, a podcast on Black theatre; and he's the co-founder of The Each-Other Project, an organization that helps build community and provide visibility, through art and advocacy, for LGBTQ People of Color. His select stage plays include The Love* Plays and soft.