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Five on the Black Hand Side - Full Length Play, Comedy

Five on the Black Hand Side

Charlie L. Russell

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Full Length Play, Comedy

14m, 7f

ISBN: 9780573608964

"This is laughter of regeneration and of life.... It expands an audience's sense of the world and clarifies both hope and the challenge in a contemporary life." - Village Voice

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Settings Of Play - Harlem. The present.

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Unit Set/Multiple Settings

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

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College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

You are living in Harlem and married to a man who makes you keep a daily time schedule and who reads the Wall Street Journal at breakfast before proceeding to work in a barber shop. This man detests your daughter's fiance and one of your sons is living in rebellion on the roof. What do you do? What you've been silently planning to do as soon as the children were grown: pack up and leave. Except some of the women in the apartment convince you that you ought to stay and fight. In the end you'll find your husband apitulating: "I am a man of principle, but sometimes you have to forget about principles and do what is right." Then stick around; the wedding reception will be a gala for all.
"This is laughter of regeneration and of life.... It expands an audience's sense of the world and clarifies both hope and the challenge in a contemporary life." - Village Voice
FIVE ON THE BLACK HAND SIDE was first presented on December 10, 1969 at the American Place Theatre in New York City. Directed by Wynn Handman.
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14m, 7f

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MR. BROOKS
MRS. BROOKS
GAIL
BOOKER T.
GIDEON
STEPHANIE
SAMPSON
NIA
RUBY
STORMY MONDAY
SWEETMEAT
SLIM
FUNLOVING
BLACK MILITANT
EVANGELIST
ROLLS ROYCE
FIRST JUNKIE
SECOND JUNKIE
MARVIN
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