Closing the fourth season at NM's Santa Fe Stages is Miss Evers' Boys, David Feldshuh's 1989 Off-Broadway drama about U.S. government venereal disease experiments on unsuspecting black men. Martin L. Platt directs the production, which runs Aug. 5-15.
Though the Tuskegee Study was conducted between 1930 and 1972, it took until 1996 for the U.S. government to issue an official apology to the four young dancer/musicians whose lives were ruined by the experiments.
Designing the Santa Fe production are Mick Bearwish (set), Holly Poe Durbin (costumes) and Robert Wierzel (lighting).
Miss Evers' Boys world premiered at Baltimore's Center Stage. An HBO tele-film of Feldshuh's play won three Emmy Awards this past season.
For tickets & information on Santa Fe Stages' productions at the Greer Garson Theatre, 1600 St. Michael's Drive, call (505) 982-6683. -- By David Lefkowitz