Lilies of the Field
When traveling African-American handyman Homer Smith (Sidney Poitier starred in the 1963 film “Lilies of the Field”) stops by a farm in rural Arizona, he is welcomed by a group of Roman Catholic nuns who have emigrated from Germany. Realizing that the farm needs a lot of work, Homer takes on a number of repair projects for the women, who are led by the headstrong Mother Maria. Impressed by Homer's kindness and strong work ethic, the nuns come to believe that he has been sent by God to help build them a chapel. Cast of nine.
Play by F. Andrew Leslie from the novel by William E. Barrett. Presented with permission by Dramatists Play Service.