A sensation in it's New York premiere produced by the Actor's Studio, this searing drama by one of America's leading writers retains all it's power to this day. Richard, a black man who is a former junkie returns to his parochial southern town and infuriates the denizens with his incendiary talk and actions. When he is killed by a poor, illiterate, white man, the murder, the eulogy, the trial and acquittal are presented in an abstract dramatic form of time, fury, and passion.
"Fires of fury in its belly, tears of anguish in its eyes and a roar of protest in its throat. It throbs with fierce energy and passion...Brings eloquence and conviction to one of the momentous themes of our era." - The New York Times
Premiered at the Actors Studio in New York