Saturday, September 3, 2011

Upcoming: My Tidy List of Terrors by Jonathan Norton, Texas State University, September 18

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Texas State UniversityTexas State University

Black and Latino Playwrights' Conference



by Jonathan Norton

directed by Melissa Maxwell

September 18, 2 p.m.

Atlanta Georgia, 1980. The city is caught in the middle of the two-year long Atlanta Child Murders tragedy. Vara Johnson, a resident of Bowen Homes Housing Projects, believes she found a refuge for her twelve year old son Ishmael. She takes a job as a live-in maid and cook for a wealthy family in Collier Heights, the first African American suburb in the nation. But their welcome is jeopardized when Ishmael reveals more about himself than he should. Suspicion grows and questions arise. Why is Vara so cryptic? What does Ishmael know? Is he somehow connected to the other murdered children? Is Ishmael next? Are the neighborhood kids at risk? Placed under the microscope, Vara finds herself even more fearful. Not only for her Ishmael’s safety, but of the people next door, across the street, down the road…. and in the next room.

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