Set in the 1950's, this is an orginal play based on the true story of The Little Rock 9, one of the first group of African American students to desegregate an all-white school in the nation.
A Raisin in the Sun
Evening Star has performed A Raisin in the Sun twice to date (in 2012 and most recently in 2014). Both runs were very successful. The show explores family dynamics and what happens to dreams when they are discovered and deferred.
ESP was honored to present this show to Charlotte! It has the distinction of being the world's longest-running musical! The orginal ran for over 40 years and the revival is still being enjoyed to this day in NYC.
Set in contempory times, Color Blind is a modern Guess Who's Coming to Dinner meets The Cosby Show! It explores what happens when two people from respectable backgrounds come together and meet each others familys. Only one minor detail is left out, they are from different ethnic backgrounds! Does love concur all, or do lines of color blur the lines of love?
Crumbs from the Table of Joy
Crumbs is a coming of age story about a young girl and her family as they deal with the death of her Mother. Pulled out of her comfort zone in "the sticks" of the deep south, and moved to NYC, Ernestine quickly finds her voice, and more importantly her soul in this wonderful story.
August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean
Chonologically the first in August Wilson's Ten Cycle Series, Gem is the story of Citizen Barlow, a man who believes he needs his soul washed, and Aunt Esther, the only woman who can make that happen according to legend.
A book-end play to A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park tells the story of the family that lived in the house right before The Younger's moved in to an all white neighborhood, and the series of events that were set into motion 50 years after their arrival. The orginal production one several awards including a Tony for best play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.