Tensions run high as Caleb de Leon, a young Jewish Confederate soldier, celebrates Passover with his family's newly freed slaves in the de Leons' crumbling antebellum mansion. This gripping drama explores a little-known aspect of the Civil War, unearthing dark family secrets on the way to a shocking climax.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast recording, featuring Aaron Jennings, Charlie Robinson, and Mark Jude Sullivan. Directed by Judyann Elder and recorded before a live audience.
This play is worth the time and emotional energy to listen to. I will ponder this play for a long time to come. The acting is superb and will move you to review your own prejudices.
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I really enjoyed the play. I thought it was excellent and well acted. It illustrated the true face of slavery and answered those who would rewrite history with debates that the conditions were not that bad. This play illustrated the horror of ownership of fellow human beings and the slippery slide into evil needed to withold their freedom. Really good.
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This is a truly riveting play, unique and constantly surprising. I've never heard anything quite like it, and will be thinking about it for a long time. Be cautious about listening while driving if you're squeamish, however; there are one or two very troubling scenes. The acting is excellent; the older man in particular is astonishingly good. Grade: A+
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