Serial Black Face Paperback / softback
Part of the Yale Drama Series series
The 2014 winner of the Yale Drama Series "The play does not have a tragic ending, though you will be certain that it must.
But it is a tragic story. It is the tragedy of lives lived without hope of deliverance. . . . I will leave you to read the play and determine how on earth we get to a satisfying ending to this tragic tale of a woman without a chance.
But that ending is the genius of Nabers's work, her faith in the ability of people with no chance, to find one."-Marsha Norman, from the Foreword The year is 1979 and a serial killer in Atlanta is abducting and murdering young black children.
Against a backdrop of fear and uncertainty, playwright Janine Nabers explores the emotional battleground where an African-American single mother wars with her teenage daughter, each coping in her own way with personal tragedy and loss.
The volatility of their situation is intensified when a severely damaged and devastatingly handsome stranger becomes an integral part of their lives. Serial Black Face is the eighth winner of the DC Horn Foundation/Yale Drama Series Prize, selected by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman.
At once startling, engrossing, suspenseful, and exhilarating, Nabers's powerful drama employs a real-life nightmare, the Atlanta Child Murders of the late 1970s, to incisively examine human frailty and the prickly complexities of a mother-daughter relationship.
A stunning theatrical work, both thoughtful and profoundly moving, Serial Black Face is richly deserving of this year's prize.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 128 pages
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 03/11/2015
- Category: Plays, playscripts
- ISBN: 9780300211375
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