"Sugar In Our Wounds", by Donja R. Love

By Carlton V Bell II (other events)

6 Dates Through Dec 08, 2019

This fall, fresh off our sold out performance of Tarell Alvin McCraney's "Choir Boy" Birmingham Black Repertory Theatre Company, in partnership with Birmingham Festival Theatre, presents "Sugar In Our Wounds" by Donja R. Love. Directed by our current artist in residence Damone Williams, who just starred as David Heard in our last production of Choir Boy.

"On a plantation during the Civil War, a mystical tree stretches toward heaven. It protects James, a young slave, while he reads newspapers about the imminent possibility of freedom, as the battle rages on. When a brooding stranger arrives, James and his makeshift family take the man in. Soon, an unexpected bond leads to a striking romance, and everyone is in uncharted territory. But is love powerful enough to set your true self free? This lyrical and lushly realized play is part of poet, filmmaker and playwright Donja R. Love’s exploration of queer love at pivotal moments in Black history. "