The season announcement coincided with the presentation of Soulfest, a Plowshares-constructed musical revue of songs from the '70s, which ended its run Aug. 3. Soulfest launched the season.
The lineup also includes Alice Childress' bittersweet love story Wedding Band; Plowshares resident playwright Al Letson's one-man performance piece, A Summer in Sanctuary; and Order My Steps by Tracey Scott Wilson, author of The Story.
The theme for the 2008-09 Plowshares season is "Embracing Your Dreams." Each play "will look at how an individual deals with his or her dreams deferred and those dreams achieved," according to Plowshares.
The 2008-09 Plowshares season:
Order My Steps by Tracey Scott Wilson. April 16-May 10, 2009. Midwest premiere. "A play with music exploring the African American Church in modern times. Selena's doctor tells her that she's HIV positive, but Selena is certain that's impossible. What she doesn't know is that her husband, Malik, has been leading 'a secret life.' Selena tries to escape into the fantasy world of a church musical about AIDS and faith in her church, and her husband fights to maintain his own standing in the community. Both of them are tested morally and spiritually as their lives unravel." For more information contact Plowshares ticket services at (313) 506-2858 or visit www.Plowshares.org.