Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - Interior of home in a large or small town.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Gun Shots, Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes
Black issues, Current Events, Parenting/Family
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Obie, From Off-Broadway
Zooman is a black teen in Philadelphia who senselessly terrorizes his community without regard to race. His most recent crime is the killing of a 12 year-old black girl on a street filled with witnesses all of whom are afraid to talk. The dead girl's bereaved father posts a sign accusing the entire community of cowardice in the face of the ever escalating violence. An incendiary drama by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Soldier's Play.
"As shocking as today's and tomorrow's headlines...an arresting and compassionate piece." - The New York Daily News
"Absorbing and more satisfying than most of the other serious work I've attended this year." - The New York Times
Zooman and the Sign was first presented Off-Broadway by Negro Ensemble Company, under artistic director Douglas Turner Ward and managing director Gerald S. Krone, at Theater Four in New York City on December 7, 1980. It was directed by Douglas Turner Ward.