The Amen Corner

Meet the Cast:

The role of the "Guest Church from Philadelphia" will alternate performances with choirs from local fellowships. See a schedule below of who will be worshiping with us (more to be announced):

Friday, July 21st 7:30 p.m. - Corinthian Baptist Church

Saturday, July 22nd 7:30 p.m. - Elim Christian Fellowship

Sunday, July 23rd 2:00 p.m. - Corinthian Baptist Church

Sunday, July 23rd 6:00 p.m. - Elim Christian Fellowship

Synopsis:                                                            

After giving a fiery Sunday morning sermon, Margaret is confronted by the unexpected arrival of her long estranged husband, Luke, who collapses from illness shortly thereafter. Their son, David, along with several elders of the congregation, learn from Luke that, while Margaret had led everyone to believe that he had abandoned her with their son years ago, it was in fact Margaret who had left a dysfunctional Luke and pursued a religious life. This information precipitates confrontations between Margaret and her son, her congregation, and her estranged husband, regarding what they perceive as the hypocritical nature of her religious convictions, and the breakup of her family...

Creative Team:

Bios:

James Arthur Baldwin (Playwright) (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son(1955), explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century America, and their inevitable if unnameable tensions. Some Baldwin essays are book-length, for instance The Fire Next Time (1963), No Name in the Street (1972), and The Devil Finds Work (1976).

Ken-Matt Martin (Director) is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Pyramid Theatre Company in Des Moines, Iowa, and is currently a candidate for the M.F.A. in Directing at Brown University/Trinity Repertory Theatre. He spent 2016-17 as the full-time Apprentice General Manager at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Martin has appeared in plays and musicals at StageWest Theatre Company, the Des Moines Social Club, Des Moines Playhouse, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and the Tent Theatre. His directing and producing credits include productions of Fences, A Soldier's Play, A Raisin in the Sun, Once on this Island, and various new plays. Martin is a two-time Cloris Leachman Excellence in Theatre Award winner and a proud graduate of Drake University with degrees in Theatre and Journalism. More info at www.kenmatt.com