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06.17.2012 | | Posted at 06:09 AM

Uprooted Theatre participates in US-wide simultaneous reading of James Baldwin's classic drama.

By Russ Bickerstaff
    One of the heavier stage dramas to come out of the '50s, James Baldwin's The Amen Corner concerns itself with family, religion and murky truths in a racially oppressed culture. First published in 1954, the three-act play follows an African-American family and the role of the church in its life. There's a kind of fearlessness in the premise . . . taking something of an unflinching look at th...