The Gospel According to James, a Gripping Play Based on an Actual Hate Crime
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The last date listed for The Gospel According to James was Sunday June 12, 2011 / 3:00pm.
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Appropriate deals with the hassles of inheritance as one family descends upon a crumbling Arkansan plantation to liquidate their dead patriarch's estate. The three adult children think they have problems as they argue over clutter, debt and their troubled family history. But, after a disturbing discovery among their father's possessions, a series of surprises and confrontations turns up the intensity at the already-uncomfortable reunion. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Goldstar Member
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Compelling story about "truth," left me pondering if there can be various versions of the truth? The story is dynamic, multi-layered and thought-provoking. The acting was superb! A valuable asset to the narrative of race relations in America.
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Riveting drama, based on an historical event (fictionalized). The dialogue was a little repetitious at times, but the acting was superb and the emotions were honest and strong. Positively blood-curdling lynching scene. Highly recommended.
Quotes & Highlights
- Playwright Charles Smith is an alumni playwright of New Dramatists in New York, and recipient of the 2008 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award.
- Director Chuck Smith is a Goodman Theatre and MPAACT resident director and associate producer of the Chicago-based touring company Legacy Productions.
By Charles Smith
Directed by Chuck Smith
In 1930 in Indiana, the dangerous energy around a group of teenagers desperate to break out of their small town results in a shocking double lynching. When the two sole survivors meet years later, very different versions of what happened down that lonely country road begin to emerge. Inspired by the infamous true story, The Gospel According to James considers America’s tangled feelings about the racism and sexism of our shared past -- and our responsibility to honestly accept who we are so we can face the future together.
Featuring a cast led by Emmy Winner and Tony Nominee Andre De Shields, VG Playwrights Ensemble Member Charles Smith’s The Gospel According to James comes to Victory Gardens straight from its world premiere this spring at Indiana Repertory Theatre, where it captivated audiences with its powerful story of redemption.