Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1950s, 1940s / WWII, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s / WWI, 1900-1910, 19th Century
Settings Of Play - The play moves through a number of historical time periods, from Mississippi in 1859 to Montgomery, Alabama in 1956.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Cutting Approved for Competition, Scene work
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Mild Adult Themes
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Through a series of vignettes, Leslie Lee explores the history of Black Americans; from a group of slaves meeting in secret to discuss the Bible just before the Civil War, to a couple debating the Back-To-Africa movement during the Harlem Renaissance, to another couple resting their feet after marching in Montgomery.
"The hero is not a character, but the black spirit for survival - its guts, humor and tenaciousness. " - The New York Times
Colored People's Time was first presented at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City in 1982. The play was presented by The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc.