Living a life of blues chased Reverend Sister Margaret into the church. This powerful 1950s drama by literary giant James Baldwin frames the passion and pain of “Negro” life in Harlem. A rebellious congregation, a son yearning to test his talent and manhood in the world, and an estranged husband’s return unhinge the rigid faith Sister Margaret practices. Her simmering passion is revealed before the eyes of God and her congregation in a final act of forgiveness.
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Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended
"...Played at first for laughs (most effectively by Jeannette Blackwell as bespectacled, bantam Sister Moore), their combination of hypocrisy, competition, and backbiting eventually damns both the faith and the faithful. Runako Jahi's three-hour, gospel-studded production engages in the first act but fizzles in the second, when Margaret (seriously underplayed and underemoted by Deborah Ross) and her family implode."
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