Full Length Play
Time Period - 1910s / WWI
Settings Of Play - Summer 1918...Saturday morning. A city by the sea...South Carolina, U.S.A.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Cutting Approved for Competition, Monologues, Scene work, Competition or audition material
Mild Adult Themes
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
It is the summer of 1918, there is a war in Europe, and a smaller war in South Carolina. Julie is an African-American seamstress. Herman is a white man that has kept company with her for years. As their growing attraction accelerates into an affair, they must of course, deal with the prejudices and wrath of ingnorance in early 20th century America.
"A great deal of compassion...Its strength lies in the poignancy of its star crossed lovers." - The New York Times
"...sunningly, immediatley real...Childress excels at writing archetypal characters who aren’t bound by cliché." - Seattle Times, Read More
"An unforgettable piece of theatre." - Seattle Weekly, Read More
Wedding Band was first presented by the New York Shakespeare Festival at the Public Theater, directed by Joseph Papp and Alice Childress on November 26, 1972.