Full Length Play
60 minutes (1 hour)
Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century, 1960s, 1930s
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Bare Stage/Simple Set
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Winner! 2008 Osborn
Award Award — American Theater Critics Association
Gee's Bend depicts the turbulent history of African-Americans in the 20th century by focusing on a single family in the real community of Gee's Bend, AL, which is now famous for the beautiful quilts created by the women that grew up there. Gospel songs weave in and out of this hauntingly beautiful work.
"Gee's Bend is a lovefest -- between the characters in the play and the land they live on, between the actors and the characters they're portraying, between the play and the audience." - Orlando Sentinel
"Touching, lovely, and true." - Chicago Sun-Times
Gee's Bend premiered at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, 2007. Directed by Janet Cleveland.