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
Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton (faculty member)
June 3 – June 6, 2021
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