Monroe by Dr Lisa B. Thompson at Austin Playhouse Film & Theater
- Austin Playhouse
- 6001 Airport Blvd.
- Austin, TX 78752
- September 7, 2018 - September 30, 2018
- Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
- Phone: (512) 476-0084
- Price: $16-$36
The play was a winner of the Austin Playhouse Festival of New Texas Plays, receiving a staged reading in April 2018.
Following the lynching death of her older brother, Cherry is haunted by the belief that God is telling her to leave the south. Although her family dismisses her eccentric ways, her friend Clyde takes her visions and dreams seriously. When Clyde invites her to go along with him to California, Cherry must decide whether being the keeper of her family’s roots and cultural traditions justifies living under Jim Crow. Set in rural Louisiana during the Great Migration, Monroe explores how the threat and aftermath of racial terror dominates the psyches of young African Americans, while offering hope for a better future.