Miss Evers' Boys

directed by Melanie Moyer Williams

 

This powerful drama is a fictional account based on a true government study carried out from 1932 to 1972. In an effort to get medical help for Alabama tenant farmers, their nurse, Miss Evers, convinces them to join a government study to treat venereal disease. When the money runs out, Nurse Evers is faced with a difficult decision: to tell the men that they are no longer being treated and that they are now part of a research study to see what untreated syphilis will do to them, or follow the lead of the doctor she respects and the tenets of the nursing profession. Her patients form a Gillee Band called Miss Evers’ Boys - complete with washboard, banjo, kazoo, and tap dancer. These men have “an aspiration” to perform at the Cotton Club in New York City.

Performances: 

 3/19/2009 at 8:00pm
 3/20/2009 at 8:00pm
 3/21/2009 at 8:00pm
 3/22/2009 at 3:00pm
 3/26/2009 at 8:00pm
 3/27/2009 at 8:00pm
 3/28/2009 at 8:00pm
 3/29/2009 at 3:00pm
 4/2/2009 at 8:00pm
 4/3/2009 at 8:00pm
 4/4/2009 at 8:00pm
 4/5/2009 at 3:00pm

Theatre/Venue The Turtle's Shell Studio 

300 W 43rd ST.  New York

Phone Number for Reservations 212-352-3101 
Website for reservations www.redferntheatre.org  
Running time 2hr. 0min. 

 

Producing Organization: Red Fern Theatre Company  
Website www.redferntheatre.org  
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