A Regional Premiere
Written by Pearl Cleage
Directed by Anyika McMillan-Herod
Directed by Soul Rep Co-Founder Anyika McMillan-Herod, BOURBON AT THE BORDER features a dynamic cast that includes company member and veteran actress, Renee Miche’al, Angelo Reid, who starred in Soul Rep’s production of YELLOWMAN last season, Jerrold Trice, and newcomer, Contessah Irene. The play is set in Detroit in 1994, thirty years after the “Freedom Summer” that transformed former civil rights activists May and Charlie’s lives forever. May is convinced that she and Charlie should start a new life, across the border, in Canada. But when their neighbor and friend, Rosa’s, boyfriend Tyrone gets Charlie a job as a truck driver, the madness of that summer bubbles over. Will their love help them conquer the residual effects of the battle they fought years ago?
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “BOURBON AT THE BORDER is a tingling story of the ghosts of a Mississippi summer.”