September 27 - October 20, 2019
by Sam Shepard
Directed by Isaac Polanco
This American classic explores alternatives that might spring from the demented terrain of the California landscape. Sons of a desert-dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer when Lee, a demented petty thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee’s trashy Western tale.
Tickets also available at the door.
Box office opens 60 minutes before show time.
Main Street Players presents a reading of
"Pure Love" by Lowell Williams
Directed by Trittney Huzzie
Pure Love is a coming of age story. Jeremy, the protagonist, is a seventeen year old, Black high school senior. He is on the cusp of graduating as the play begins. He’s extremely intelligent and has superior verbal strengths. He writes poetry. It is his goal to be a poet. Jeremy is a virgin, but has a developing romantic interest in his “best friend” Leslie who like him is extremely intelligent. They each are poised to be valedictorian of their graduating class. Jeremy has scholarships to Morehouse College, a prestigious HBCU for Black men and to Harvard. His mother Corrine, who’s very hands on regarding his educational development is set on him going to Harvard. His father, Earl, dropped out of his school to work since Corrine was pregnant with Jeremy in his and Corrine’s senior year. Simultaneously, Earl had another girl pregnant who was white. Seventeen years later Corrine still holds a grudge. The plot is heightened when Jeremy finally brings Leslie to meet his parents. She appears to the eye to be white which raises Corrine’s ire. Leslie is interracial. Her father was white. Amina, Leslie’s mother, who is Black and very afro-centric comes to talk to Corrine about her mistreatment her daughter who she throws out of the house after Jeremy brings Leslie home. The play deals with the subjects of race, education, the black family, and young budding love.
Jazmin Jones Oliver
Carey Brianna Hart
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(Box Office opens 60 minutes prior to any performance)
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