The Amen Corner (Regional, Shaw Festival, Festival Theatre, 2023) | Playbill

The Amen Corner



James Baldwin’s searing drama of love and hate plays out in an evangelical church in Harlem. A teenage musical prodigy has to choose between his mother, the pastor and choir leader of the church, and his washed-up father with whom he shares a passion for jazz. Meanwhile his mother is finding that a community dedicated to Christian love and support is capable of terrible bitterness and cruelty.

This special production features rousing songs performed by a gospel choir.

Directed by Kimberley Rampersad

Featuring David Alan Anderson, Tat Austrie, Alana Bridgewater, Andrew Broderick, Jenni Burke, Deborah Castrilli, Krystle Chance, Janelle Cooper, JJ Gerber, Dante Jemmott, Nathanael Judah, Allan Louis, Amanda Lundgren, Caitlyn MacInnis, Jawon Mapp, Tama Martin, Ryann Myers, Monica Parks, Jeremiah Sparks

  • Running Time: Approx. 2 hrs 50 mins, with two intermissions
  • playwright: James Baldwin

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