Another of LeRoi Jones' (aka Amiri Baraka's) Off Broadway shockers, this play occurs in a time of great conflagration, when the Blacks have risen up to bomb and burn the civilization of White America. Into a professor's house comes Walker Vessles, an African American man with a pistol. Walker is the ex-husband of Grace, the professor's wife, and the father of the two bi-racial daughters who live in this white household. Though he intends to kill Grace and her husband, and reclaim his daughters, he fails when the entire family is killed when their house collapses.
"What resonates here... is the sense that entrenchment and political corruption are timeless." - Philly Stage
Premiered at St. Marks Playhouse in 1964.