John Henry Redwood's "The Old Settler"

In World War II Harlem, New York, a fifty-five-year-old spinster (or as they were called in those days—an Old Settler), Elizabeth Borny, takes in a young male roomer, Husband Witherspoon, to help her with the rent. Husband has come to Harlem from South Carolina to search for his girlfriend, Lou Bessie Preston. Also living with Elizabeth is her sister, Quilly McGrath, fifty-three. There is an ominous cloud of tension that hangs over Elizabeth and Quilly’s relationship. This tension is further exacerbated when Elizabeth and Husband take to liking each other. Quilly, who doesn’t like Husband living with them in the first place, surely doesn’t approve of their “carrying on,” especially since Elizabeth is old enough to be Husband’s mother. It is this “carrying on” that exposes a thirty-year-old wound which, until now, only had a bandage—now the wound can heal for the sisters.

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Ralph Tropf's "Shadow Hour"

Shadow Hour is an exciting courtroom drama for the stage. A jury is given the task of assigning guilt or innocence to a United States Senator accused of sexual assault. As the jury debates the testimony, flashbacks to the trial show how the members of the panel interpret the evidence through their own bias. Flashbacks to the actual events of the "crime" show how the witnesses themselves also add bias to the evidence. The truth is lost in shadows.

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  • $25/Adults
  • $20/Seniors (62+) & Students
  • Group rates available (10+ people)

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