Wendy Goldberg directs the play, set in Oklahoma during the 1920s. The cast includes Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Joy C. Hooper, Denitra Isler, Warner Miller, chandra thomas [sic] and Geoffrey D. Williams.
False Creeds is this year's Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition winner. The play is billed as "a Western, an historical drama, and an exposé of a forgotten and covered up episode in U.S. history." It's also "a deeply personal journey for an African-American young man in search of his roots, and the story of a young girl forced into adulthood by tragedy."
According to False Creeds production notes, "It's the dawn of the Roaring Twenties and nestled in the midst of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is a collection of some of the nation's most well-heeled and well-to-do African-American professionals and business owners. When one night of terror and destruction changes the community forever, a legacy of both shame and triumph is created that will affect generations to come. False Creeds examines the anatomy of a catastrophe and the survival instincts it can inspire."
Show times will be Tuesday-Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8 PM, Sunday at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM.
Performances play the Hertz Stage at Alliance Theatre. Visit www.alliancetheatre.org. *
The Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition (GPC) "is a one-of-a-kind national competition that exposes student playwrights to the world of professional theatre through experiences working with a nationally recognized theatre," according to Alliance.
The grand prize for the winner of the competition is a professional production of his/her work at the Alliance Theatre. In 2005 the Kendeda GPC entered into a partnership with the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. This year False Creeds, as the GPC winner, was workshopped at the O'Neill before going on to production at the Alliance.