March 17, 2020 - April 26, 2020
By Angelica Chéri
Directed by Reginald L. Douglas
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BEAUTIFUL, POETIC, HEARTWRENCHING, AND IMPORTANT... A UNIQUE AND MAGICAL PLAY THAT COMES FROM THE HEART OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH.
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Mississippi, 1920. Leroy returns to the doorstep of his long-lost lover, Berta, covered in blood after committing a shocking crime. With his freedom in the balance, the clock is ticking for him to make amends. As their quarrelsome beginning transforms into an impassioned consummation of their love, can the inevitability of his fate be averted? A hit from last season’s Contemporary American Theatre Festival, this “riveting, gut-wrenching fable“ (DC Metro Theater Arts) weaves an intimate, yet epic love story inspired by the prison work song, “Berta, Berta.”