Radio Theatre Project hosts USF's The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry
Monday Feb 24 7:00PM
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The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry
a play by Marcus Gardley
directed by Fanni Green
Surviving centuries of slavery, revolts and the Trail of Tears, a community of self-proclaimed Freedmen incorporate the first all-black town in Wewoka, Oklahoma. In a story based in Seminole mythology, we witness the emotional struggle of Christian African-Americans and native Seminoles, intermarrying but struggling to prevent their cultures from blending together. The story also follows the lifelong passion - love and hate - between two men on either side of that shifting divide.
This journey is part of Launching New Plays into the Repertoire, an initiative led by the Lark Play Development Center in New York supporting the advancement of vital stories to the stage nationally and globally with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.
This radio theatre performance is part of the community events USF has been presenting for the last two years, to lay the groundwork for the Southeast stage premiere. The performance is Pay What You Can at the door, and will be signed for the hearing impaired.
The full stage play will be presented at Theatre 2 at the University of South Florida in Tampa April 3 through April 13
With a Storytelling Festival on Saturday, April 12
More information is at the USF Department of Theatre and Dance
Find out more about The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry on the Lark's blog