directed by MICHELLE SIMKULET
FRI April 17, SAT April 18, FRI April 24, SAT April 25
All performances at 8PM
Pre-show reception begins at 7PM
(Museum of Science and History)
1025 Museum Circle
Tickets are $20 and may be ordered online up until 6 PM the day of the show.
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John Coffey (the character from the movie The Green Mile) sits in the waiting room with his friends Bagger Vance (The Legend of Bagger Vance), Mother Abigail (The Stand) and god (From Bruce Almighty and Evan Almighty). The small group patiently waits for someone to watch their movies so they can go off to work. A new character, Legba, a shady con-man, or saintly gentleman (depending on your point of view), joins the room with answers and a lot of questions. He tells the characters they are in the Room of Magical Negroes! A Purgatory of a sorts for black fictitious characters waiting to be released into the world. Legba wonders aloud why are they in this room in the first place? What is their purpose in life? Why can’t they use their magical powers for themselves? These questions begin to eat away at John Coffey as he is ordered to report to The Green Mile. In a fit of defiance John refuses to go and thus upsets the balance of the universe. Every story has its place, make believe or true, and if one story doesn’t play its part, all of creation is in jeopardy. John Coffey Refuses to Save the World while he asks the question, are we destined to play the roles we’ve been cast?
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When & Where
MOSH (Museum of Science and History)
1025 Museum Circle
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