Southern Promises

by Thomas Bradshaw

directed by Jose Zayas

Playwright provocateur Thomas Bradshaw ignites the stage yet again in his signature inflammatory style. Following sold out and controversial runs at Performance Space 122, including Prophet and Purity, and elsewhere, including Strom Thurmond Is Not a Racist and Cleansed, Bradshaw teams with acclaimed director Jose Zayas (a/d Talk Radio) for an explosive new creation that is not for the faint of heart. When the master of the plantation dies, he wills his slaves to be freed, but his wife doesn't think that good property should be squandered. Pandemonium ensues. The play pulls from the true stories of slave narratives from The Great Escapes including that of Henry Box Brown, a 19th century Virginia slave who escaped to freedom by arranging to have himself mailed to Philadelphia abolitionists in a dry goods container. Southern Promises provides a unique portrait of the old south.

Performances: 

 9/6/2008 at 8:30pm
 9/7/2008 at 7:00pm
 9/10/2008 at 8:30pm
 9/11/2008 at 8:30pm
 9/12/2008 at 8:30pm
 9/13/2008 at 8:30pm
 9/14/2008 at 7:00pm
 9/17/2008 at 8:30pm
 9/18/2008 at 8:30pm
 9/19/2008 at 8:30pm
 9/20/2008 at 8:30pm
 9/21/2008 at 7:00pm
 9/24/2008 at 8:30pm
 9/25/2008 at 8:30pm
 9/26/2008 at 8:30pm
 9/27/2008 at 8:30pm

Theatre/Venue P.S. 122 

150 First Avenue  New York

Phone Number for Reservations (212) 477-5829 
Website for reservations ps122.org  
Running time 1hr. 30min. 

 

Producing Organization: The Shakespeare Forum  
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