Home by Samm-Art Williams directed by Duane Boutte

Home by Samm-Art Williams directed by Duane Boutte


Male Actor: And that’s how I learned to speak Injun.
Oh yeah, I called him a son of a bitch too. [gentle violin music plays]
Director’s Voice: Home. The play, starts in the late 50’s and it
ends present day, which at the time the play was written it was
written in 1979,and so what we’ve done is we have indicated, um, in the costume pieces,
uh, the set, to bring the play present.
You know Home is essentially a parable, and, uh, and the story is so simple yet there’s so much that goes into telling it.
And in the central character, Cephus, you have a man who has his journey, his struggle,
his crossroads, could be your crossroads.
I think the story is universal, it’s something that touches everyone. Just in, in terms of
a man’s desire to get back home; to get back to his center.
And that’s something that I feel is so identifiable for all of us.
I would want the audience, after seeing this play, uh, to feel a sense of hope. To feel
that, um, often times we find ourselves a little off our center
and that if they come to a crossroads, if they hold true to
their ideals and keep the faith, whatever that means to them, that they will find their
way home. Male Actor: Poison fills the air. The cheap red satin
dress ran like blood as my tears soaked it from top to bottom, as I lay my head in her lap crying from pain. The red satin can never replace the soft calico that Pattie wore. Female Actor: That’s right. When are you leaving?>>: I don’t know. I’m in bad shape! Fight. I’ll try. Dry out. I’ll try. I need help.
I need a drink.>>: No! Man, no.

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