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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...
06.08.2011 | | Posted at 01:40 PM

Uprooted and over a dozen other theatre companies stage readings of TROUBLE IN MIND on the 20th.

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Alice Childress drama Trouble In Mind is a fascinating look at the nature of race relations on and offstage in the mid twentieth century. A group of theatre companies across the country will be performing a staged reading of the 1955 drama. The plot concerns a racially mixed cast working on a progressive drama on Broadway. The striking complexity of racial tensions plays out in an almost rec...