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Blues for Mr. Charlie - Full Length Play, Drama

Blues for Mr. Charlie

James Baldwin

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Full Length Play, Drama

16m, 7f

ISBN: 9780573619748

"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

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Settings Of Play - A church and a courthouse.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Bare Stage/Simple Set

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

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
Characters

CASTING

16m, 7f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Expandable casting, Multicultural casting, Room for Extras

MERIDIAN HENRY - a black minister
TOM  - a black student
KEN - a black student
ARTHUR - a black student
JUANITA - a black student
LORENZO - a black student
PETE - a black student
MOTHER HENRY - Meridian Henry's mother
LYLE BRITTEN - a white store-owner
JO BRITTEN - Lyle's wife
PARNELL JAMES - editor of the local newspaper
RICHARD - Meridian Henry's son
PAPA D - owner of a juke joint
HAZEL - white townsperson
LILLIAN - white townsperson
SUSAN - white townsperson
RALPH - white townsperson
ELLIS - white townsperson
REV. PHELPS - white townsperson
GEORGE - white townsperson
THE STATE
COUNSEL FOR THE BEREAVED

Author
James Baldwin

James Baldwin

James Arthur Baldwin was born in Harlem, New York City, Aug. 2, 1924 and died on Nov. 30, 1987. He offered a vital literary voice during the era of civil rights activism in the 1950s and '60s. The eldest of nine children, his stepfather was a minister. At age 14 , Baldwin became a preacher at the small Fireside Pentecostal Church in Harlem. After he graduated from high school, he moved to ... view full profile

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