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The Death of the Black Jesus
The Death of the Black Jesus
By David Barr.

Cast: 5m., 3w. (w/ doubling.) "Utilizing video, pop culture, political nostalgia for '60s protest, modem rap's black rage and the current obsession with tabloid TV, playwright Barr sets his two-act play on, cleverly enough, the set of an audience participation TV show. The host of 'Downs Town' is Steven Schaffer Downs, a former network news anchor... Downs is this play's trump card... a malevolent, grinning, preening and utterly soulless TV personality. He's fascinating to watch as he sets an exploitative plan in action. Hoping to catapult himself back into the big time, Downs accidentally stumbles into great publicity and high ratings when he books three former members of a radical Panther-like '60s reactionary group known as the Black Jesus on his show and a fight ensues between the trio and a loud, chubby white nationalist... Barr's strengths as a playwright include his finely delineated characters and vivid, sometimes explosive dialogue. It's a sensational, thought-provoking piece of theatre. Don't miss it." (The Sun Newspapers) Unit set.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  D68
Cast Size:  8
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  73
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  90 min.
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 0871296322
David Barr III's first full-length play, The Death of the Black Jesus, helped him become a recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship (1995). Black Jesus was the winner of the National Playwriting Award sponsored by the Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri (1994), and the winner of the Mixed Blood Versus America National Playwriting Contest sponsored by the Mixed ...More
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* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.

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