Written by Leroi Jones
Directed by Michael S. Pieper
CAST: Robert Hines III, Su Sazama, Sally Patton, Kym Janowicz, Aaron Boucher, Aaron Reisner, Lydia York, Gary Sugarman
LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard Norwood
SOUND DESIGN: Richard Norwood, Michael S. Pieper, Michael Garvey
SET DESIGN: Michael S. Pieper, Richard Norwood
STAGE MANAGER: Bob Rusch
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Segura Inc., Susana Rguez-de-Tenbleque
“Michael S. Pieper creates an atmosphere of simmering tension.”
– Lucia Mauro, The Chicago Sun-Times
An unforgettable subway ride of seduction. Leroi Jones’ critically acclaimed tale of a young African-American man’s seduction by a lascivious woman that ends in racial rage. A man, a woman, and a subway filled with seduction, humiliation and society’s cycle of racism.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
Leroi Jones (Immanu Amiri Baraka) is an American playwright, poet, educator, and essayist. He has written such plays as Dutchman, The Slave, A Black Mass, and Four Black Revolutionary Plays. Many recognize him as one of the most respected and most widely published black writers of his generation.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Michael S. Pieper has been developing and teaching his method of acting in the Midwest and west coast since 1988. Michael headed up the Acting Program at the Second City Training Center for the last 22 years. He received his Masters of Fine Arts in Directing from the United States International University of San Diego where he also was on the faculty for eight years. He was the Artistic Director of the North Coast Conservatory Theatre in San Diego, the Resident Director/Artistic Associate at the Trap Door Theatre and Artistic Director of the Boxer Rebellion Theatre, both in Chicago. Michael has directed over 98 productions and acted in over 40 productions.
Opened: April 1997