The Shaw Player’s spring production of “The Sty of the Blind Pig” by Phillip Hayes Dean is a family comedy/drama that will tempt you to laugh and dare you to cry.
Shaw University Visual and Performing Arts Program presents it’s stage spring production in the Meymani Theatre at the Murphey School 224 Polk Street 27604
“The Sty of the Blind Pig” is set in 1950’s just be for the emergence of the Civil Rights Movement. It tells the story of a four people in the inner city of Chicago.
There is a change of the old guard to the new as African Americans roots from the south struggle with the faded dreams and expectations after moving north. Alberta, unmarried and in her thirties, shares an apartment with her mother, Weedy, an old-fashioned woman who finds solace for her trouble in religion. Unexpectedly, a wandering street singer, Blind Jordan, comes to their door searching for a woman he once knew. The others are puzzled, and even frightened by their visitor, but Alberta offers to help him in his quest. This intriguing, finely wrought comedy/drama explores the relationship between a headstrong matriarch and her sensitive daughter.
Shaw Players’ Spring Show
Sty of the Blind Pig,” Philip Hayes Dean at the Burning Coal Theater downtown Raleigh
Directed by Dawn Formey
AT THE MEYMANDI THEATRE AT THE MURPHEY SCHOOL (THE BURNING COAL THEATRE)
THE MURPHEY SCHOOL IS LOCATED AT 224 POLK STREET RALEIGH, NC 27604
DOWNTOWN RALEIGH AT THE CORNER OF PERSON & POLK STREETS
Weds-Sat March 31, April, 1-4 at 8pm April 4th (Special Sunday Matinee 2:00 pm)
TICKESTS AT THE DOOR GENERAL $10.00 FACULTY/ STAFF $5.00 STUDENTS W/ID $3.00SHAW UNIVERSITY ALUMNI FREE with SPECIAL TICKETS
CONTACT INFORMATION (919)546-8420 & 8419