March 16 – April 21, 2001 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 2 hours and 50 minutes

“It’s an awful thing to think about, the way love never dies!” With that shattering realization, Sister Margaret Alexander, the central figure in James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner, reaches the crossroads of her life. For years, the charismatic Margaret has led the congregation of her storefront church in Harlem, and has raised her son, a gifted musician, in the path of righteousness. But when her husband, a down-on-his-luck jazz musician, comes home unexpectedly, Margaret is faced with the prospect of losing both her pulpit and her son, and must confront the choice she made long ago—to give up the love of a man and replace it with the love of God.

 

 
Artists

By JAMES BALDWIN, Directed by CHUCK SMITH

In association with HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY

Cast

MELVIN ABSTON - Brother Washington
KARLA L. BEARD - Sister Sally
PAT BOWIE - Margaret Alexander
JOHN STEVEN CROWLEY - Brother Davis
NIKKIELI DEMONE - David
FELICIA FIELDS - Sister Moore
KIMBERLY HÉBERT-GREGORY - Ida Jackson
CYNTHIA JACKSON - Sister Rice
PERCY LITTLETON - Brother Boxer
IRA CAROL MCGILL - Sister Douglas
GRETA OGLESBY - Sister Boxer
ROBERTA THOMAS - Sister Price
PHILLIP EDWARD VAN LEAR - Luke
JACQUELINE WILLIAMS - Odessa

Creative Team and Crew

FELIX E. COCHREN - Scenic Design
BIRGIT RATTENBORG WISE - Costume Design
ROBERT CHRISTEN - Lighting Design
ROB MILBURN and MICHAEL BODEEN - Sound Design
WILLIAM KILGORE - Original Music Composition
ALDEN VASQUEZ - Production Stage Manager
ROLANDO LINARES - Stage Manager