Play - Original

Cort Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: April 29, 1980
  • Opening Date: May 7, 1980
  • Closing Date: January 4, 1981
  • Previews: 10
  • Performances: 278

Playwright: Samm-Art Williams


A black Southern farmer is thrown in jail for opposing the Vietnam draft and later moves up North only to experience further difficulties, before finally returning to the comforts of home and family.


Opening Night Cast

Charles Brown Cephus Miles
L. Scott Caldwell in Home L. Scott Caldwell Pattie Mae Wells
Woman One
Michele Shay in Home Michele Shay Woman Two
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Samm-Art Williams Writer
  Douglas Turner Ward Director
  Felix E. Cochren Scenic Design
  Alvin B. Perry Costume Design
  Martin Aronstein Lighting Design
  Susan Gustafson Company Manager
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1980 Outstanding Actor in a Play Charles Brown Nominee
1980 Outstanding New Play   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1980 Actor in a Play Charles Brown Nominee
1980 Play   Nominee
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