Monday, November 28, 2011

Upcoming: Miss Evers' Boys by David Feldshuh, Renaissance Guild, San Antonio, February 10 - 26

Found at the Renaissance Guild website:

Renaissance Guild San Antonio

presentsMiss Evers' Boys Renaissance Guild San Antonio

Miss Evers' Boys

by David Feldshuh

directed by Antoinette Winstead

February 10 - 26, performance dates and times to be announced

Little Carver Civic Center, 226 N. Hackberry Street, San Antonio (click for map)

In an effort to get medical help for Alabama tenant farmers, their nurse, Miss Evers, convinces them to join a government study to treat venereal disease. When the money runs out, Nurse Evers is faced with a difficult decision: to tell the men that they are no longer being treated and that they are now part of a research study to see what untreated syphilis will do to them, or follow the lead of the doctor she respects and the tenets of the nursing profession.Miss Evers' Boys Renaissance Guild San Antonio


Eunice Evers ~ Vanessa White
Dr. Eugene Brodus ~ John Martin Fitzhugh
Dr. Dr. John Douglas ~ Michael Burger
Willie Johnson ~ Edward Lawrence Burkley IV
Caleb Humphries ~ Charles Riley
Hodman Bryan ~ Russell B. Jordan Jr.
Kevin Majors ~ Ben Washington
Clifford Ross ~ US Ben Washington & Caleb Humphries

Nurse Evers follows the advice of her advisors, and with the understanding that the study can help thousands more, she does not tell the men they are no longer receiving medication. She does this with the assurance that as soon as medication becomes available, her men will be the first to receive it. But after fourteen years of caring for her patients as if they were family, when medication is finally available, it is denied to her study group. Nurse Evers, devastated at the news and starting to watch her men die, can no longer keep silent.

Shunned for her silence of fourteen years, Nurse Evers holds her head up and explains the reasons and emotions that kept her in the study and kept her caring for her men. Some of them forgive her, others do not, as Nurse Evers tries to put back a world broken by prejudice, disease, time and trust.

Miss Evers' Boys Renaissance Guild San Antonio

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