The next installment of Project Baldwin will stage James Baldwin's three-act play "The Amen Corner." The 1954 play focuses on the role of the church in the African-American family through the story of a Harlem pastor who is confronted by her estranged husband, and the repercussions it has for not only her family, but also for her flock. The play will be performed by the North Star Players and directed by David Shakes. Project Baldwin began in 2014 as a way for a group of theater artists to explore the works and legacy of James Baldwin. A discussion with a "community scholar" will be held following each performance, and the cast will hold a talk back after the 1 p.m. presentation on January 24.
The North Star Players will perform "The Amen Corner" on Tuesday, January 19, through Sunday, January 24, at MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Avenue. 7:30 p.m. each night, except for 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 24. Tuesday and Wednesday performances are $5; $10-$15 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; and suggested $5 donation on Sunday. muccc.org.