Civil Rights Drama Bourbon at the Border from Eclipse Theatre
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The last date listed for Bourbon at the Border was Sunday December 16, 2007 / 3:00pm.
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A young girl's suicide in an English industrial city brings a detective to the doorway of a British family, allegedly on a routine inquiry in connection with the death. But plot twists and surprises will keep you guessing during this haunting thriller about the respectable Birling family, whose secrets and sins are exposed when the mysterious Inspector Goole interrupts their lives. This popular drawing-room mystery by J.B. Priestley is a fascinating look into the world of a wealthy person as he or she is faced with guilt or blame for a moral wrong. A Broadway revival of An Inspector Calls won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Revival. Learn More
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Featured review from Andrea L
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Set was ambiguous, year was ambiguous, acting was ambiguous. Rose had a costume malfunction in her first scene...those straps need to be pulled up on the halter, and the back does also. She is meant to be wearing a flattering dress, and it was anything but.
I know this was the first preview, but it dragged on interminably in a monotone.
The 2007 Pearl Cleage season concludes with a revival of Bourbon at the Border. This explosive piece follows the lives of two ordinary people who joined hundreds of other Americans for a massive voter registration drive in Mississippi in the summer of 1964. White supremacists, outraged at the challenge to their segregated way of life, responded with violence that left three civil rights workers dead and many wounded. Years later, the couple is still searching for a way back from the personal damage that was done during that long-ago "Freedom Summer."
By Pearl Cleage
Directed by guest artist Ron OJ Parson
Featuring Joslyn Jones, Lynette Mance, J.J. McCormick and Alfred Wilson
About the Ticket Supplier: Eclipse Theatre Company
Eclipse Theatre Company chooses one playwright per season and focuses on the works of that playwright only. Through this total immersion in a specific playwright's world, the ensemble gains a thorough understanding of that playwright and the circumstances of his/her writing in order to bring a more concentrated and literate representation of that playwright to the audience.
Playwrights who have written more than three plays are eligible for consideration, as well as playwrights who have shown a definite range of growth throughout their careers. On deciding which plays to perform, a great factor is the challenge that the piece presents to the ensemble and its audience.
Since the inception of the one playwright-one season mission in 1997, playwrights that have been featured with Eclipse include French Playwright Jean Cocteau; Legendary American Playwrights Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman and Neil Simon, New York Playwrights Romulus Linney and John Guare, and Chicago native Keith Reddin.