Wine in the Wilderness

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Wine in the Wilderness

February 6

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 7, 2021


Vision and Voices, a Black Playwrights Reading Series Presents:

Wine in the Wilderness by Alice Childress, directed by Jasmine B. Gunter.
Run time: 90 minutes, with a talk back and designer presentations.

“For a time I thought I was about to move into another world, the so-called ‘integrated’ world … but that’s a lie.”

With race riots outside his apartment in 1964 Harlem, artist and sophisticate Bill Jameson paints his view of Black womanhood. While searching for his final model, a woman he describes as “as close to the bottom as you can get,” he thinks he has found a match in Tommy. But Tommy soon tests his toxic assumptions. Rarely staged since its debut in 1969, Alice Childress’ masterwork examines the intersection of race, gender and class in Civil-Rights-Era America.

Patrons will receive a link via e-mail that will allow them to view the performance On Demand prior to FEB 5.


Free to current Northwestern University students with registration


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Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts