Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our planned undergraduate production of Darrah Cloud’s The Stick Wife because we did not have enough students audition to fill the cast. Although we are disappointed, we know that you join us in supporting our students in prioritizing their health and wellbeing during this difficult year.
We hope you will join us for an upcoming event: A new play reading of undergraduate Darby Sherwood's Zurich to Petersburg. Please check our event listings for more details as dates are finalized.
The year is 1963, the place is Birmingham, Alabama, and the cataclysmic event is the September bombing of a black church that killed four little girls. Ed, Tom, and Big Albert are members of a “club,” the Ku Klux Klan, and Ed’s until-then compliant wife, Jessie, realizes she can no longer deny who Ed is or what he does. Explaining why she chose this play for this moment, Professor Valerie Curtis-Newton says, “The Stick Wife is a play about doing the right thing despite personal cost. It is about needing to hold those we love accountable and how to honor our deepest values in a time of tremendous chaos change and conflict. I think it is perfect piece for these times.”
The Stick Wife
By Darrah Cloud
Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton (faculty member)
June 3 – June 6, 2021