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Gangsters, Muggers, Hustlers, Wheelers, Dealers, Poppers, Robbers, Junkies, Bums, Brawlers, Streetwalkers: the Forgotten Ones
Every city, no matter how big or small, possesses certain fundamentals in its metropolitan genetic code: a unifying semblance of art, culture, history and most underestimated of all, an underbelly - a dark side. If a city is worth its salt, it's just as beautiful as it is dangerous: crime, violence, addiction, and sickness linger just beneath its surface even in times of celebration and revelry.
Stay out too late or walk down the wrong block while bumping in the night and one discovers as quickly as a roll of the dice that the night bumps back.
Lanford Wilson's BALM IN GILEAD casts a hard lens upon a gritty, unforgiving underworld set within the heated, political climate of 1960s New York City as its young and depraved souls all in need of a place called 'home' fight tooth-and-nail for the next fix instead. Frank's Cafe' is a 24-hour, greasy spoon hotspot where the concrete jungle's hungry and hopeless gather to name their desires for a price. Despite an incessant frenzy that makes Dante's Inferno look tame, the tried and true scenario of boy-meets-girl still manages to prevail:
Small-time dealer Joe meets fresh-meat Darlene. But where do they go from here?
The NOLA Project and Cripple Creek Theatre Company is a marriage of New Orleans Theatre's best and brightest. With a cast of 25, an over a dozen-strong production team and award-winning director, Mark Routhier, at the helm, BALM IN GILEAD is nothing less than a powerhouse guaranteed to rock audiences with a visceral, no holds barred epic dedicated to those who dwell in the dark shadows of society. Discover how their struggles and fears are not so far removed from your own and witness first-hand whether love truly conquers all.