The year is 1825 and slave auctioneer Malcolm Jeters is headed home when he falls from his mule in Mississippi's Natchez Trace during a violent storm. Injured and starving, he yells for help. The only ones who appear are runaway slaves. The question is, who will save whom in this compelling new play.
Written by Jan Buttram, co-founder and artistic director of Abingdon Theatre Company in NYC, the play was first produced at Abingdon during the winter of 2012. After seeing it, East Lynne Theater Company's artistic director, Gayle Stahlhuth, asked Jan if she would like to make further changes to the script and have another theatrical run. Jan jumped at the chance, and this production in Cape May which will be its New Jersey Premiere.
First Presbyterian Church, where ELTC is in residence500 Hughes St.
Cape May, NJ 08204