The Poison Tree

by  Ronald Ribman

Full Length Play, Drama  /  13m

"A moving, compassionate play." - The New York Times

"A powerful work on an important theme by a significant American playwright." - Newsweek

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The Poison Tree

by  Ronald Ribman

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Short scenes in a section of a Western state prison set aside for Black inmates dramatize how the complicity between a sadistic white guard and a benumbed long-term prisoner brings about the suicide of a young inmate up for parole. This look at prison life is strong, vivid and startling.
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"A moving, compassionate play." - The New York Times

"A powerful work on an important theme by a significant American playwright." - Newsweek

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