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The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington

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415 Franklin St SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49507

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THE STORY: Christmas Eve in 1800, and "Mother of America" Martha Washington is on her deathbed, surrounded by the very slaves who hope to be freed the moment she dies. She slips into a series of fever dreams, where she is confronted by the unspoken dark truths of her (and America's) complicity in the horrors of slavery. Startling, clever, contemporary and deeply theatrical, ...MIZ MARTHA holds a mirror up and dares you to look away.


“ Ijames has crafted a superbly written, emotionally compelling, and morally challenging play…We are never made comfortable in the world of this play, which looks dead-on at America’s original sin. It challenges by chasing down the guilt of all involved, even the most hallowed and revered of founders. This exceptional new work will have legs to run on for as long as America exists.” —Philadelphia Inquirer.

"an extraordinary dark comedy about slavery in America…[a] theatrical discovery of the best kind—a terrific script not to be missed” —DCMetroTheaterArts.com.

"[A] bold and theatrically bright new play…Ijames lets his imagination loose with MIZ MARTHA. The result is a skewered history that, like satire through the ages, has the ring of truth” —NewsWorks.org.

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