Full Length Play
Time Period - 1950s
Settings Of Play - East Texas, 1955. Early summer.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Alcohol, Gun Shots, Strong Language
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre
It's summer, 1955, in the piney woods of East Texas where local men wander into Charlesetta's Top o' the Hill Cafe almost every night for comfort, solace and companionship. Times are changing, the Klan is active and young black men have been disappearing or turning up dead. This night, Delmus wants to celebrate getting a new job but the other regulars are skeptical. They try to warn him as they joke, feed the jukebox and play cards until betrayal catches all of them and life at Top o' the Hill is changed forever.
"Detonates as neatly as a time bomb." - New York Post
"The racism that isolates Charlesetta's Cafe in this hard-driving drama is strongly linked to racist attitudes reflected in today's headlines." - The Los Angeles Times, Read More
"Lee knows how to write for actors...East Texas Hot Links [is] hardly a weak drama..." - The New York Times, Read More
"Fueled by a power of language and storytelling to rival August Wilson's...there's not a weak link in East Texas Hot Links, a burning tribute to simple courage. - Chicago Tribune, Read More
East Texas Hot Links was first produced by Black Dog Productions in association with the Met Theatre in Hollywood, CA in August 1991 under the direction of Ed DeShae.