by Austin Playhouse
Apr. 29, 2018
Austin Playhouse is thrilled to open its 2018 – 2019 season with the world premiere of Monroe by Austin playwright Dr. Lisa B. Thompson. The play was a winner of the Austin Playhouse Festival of New Texas Plays, receiving a staged reading in April 2018.
Following the lynching death of her older brother, Cherry is haunted by the belief that God is telling her to leave the South. Although her family dismisses her eccentric ways, her friend Clyde takes her visions and dreams seriously. When Clyde invites her to go along with him to California, Cherry must decide whether being the keeper of her family’s roots and cultural traditions justifies living under Jim Crow. Set in rural Louisiana during the Great Migration, Monroe explores how the threat and aftermath of racial terror dominates the psyches of young African Americans, while offering hope for a better future.
April 29, 2018
6001 Airport Boulevard
Austin, TX, 78752
7 p.m. on Sunday, April 29
Ticketing information available from Austin Playhouse