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The Good Negro

ISBN: 978-0-8222-2380-1
Full Length, Drama
7 men, 2 women
Total Cast: 9, Flexible Set
FEE: $80 per performance.
THE STORY: In THE GOOD NEGRO, three emerging black leaders try to conquer their individual demons as the local KKK fights for its old way of life, and everyday black men and women must overcome their fears—all under the ever-watchful eye of the FBI.
"Skillful new historical drama…In hindsight the ultimate triumph of the civil rights movement seems inevitable, the bright sun of enlightenment inevitably burning through clouds of ignorance and injustice. Ms. Wilson reminds us how precarious it seemed at the time, as each day brought new evidence of human fear and cruelty and weakness. The play does not diminish the actors in the struggle by exploring its psychic costs; on the contrary, to see them as troubled, sometime troublesome human beings makes their achievement shine ever brighter." —NY Times.