Chapel Theatre Collective presents
By Bonnie Ratner
Directed by William Earl Ray
FESTIVAL DATES: Jan 30, 31, Feb 1, 6, 7, 8 @ 7:30pm; Feb 2 @ 2pm
ADDITIONAL RUN DATES: Jan 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 @ 7:30pm; Jan 19, 26 @ 2pm
VENUE: Chapel Theatre
4107 SE Harrison St, Milwaukie OR 97222
It’s 1967: Harold Stein travels from his home on Long Island to his small shoe store in a predominantly black Brooklyn neighborhood. Fearful of being robbed, or worse, Stein operates his store behind a locked door while his wife, Sylvia, remains trapped at home by her own demons and a culture that denies her dreams. Millie True is a teacher and her son, Jimmy, is a Black nationalist like his father, Millie’s ex. When Millie witnesses a young black man trying to get into Stein’s store, the ensuing events challenge not only Stein and the community, but also those of us who bear witness to his journey.