Student Matinees

By Alice Childress
Directed by Lou Bellamy

In a small South Carolina town by the sea, Julia keeps to herself. Her love, Herman, arrives after dark with a wedding cake—a symbol of their decade long commitment and secret vows to one another. Unable to legally marry, these star-crossed lovers—one black, one white—live in constant fear of arrest or worse. The rules that govern society don’t govern the heart, and Julia and Herman risk safety and security for love. Will the price be more than they can bear? Written in 1972, this passionate classic stirs the heart and proves searingly relevant as race takes center stage in American politics.

Bring your students to see a show and stay afterwards for a post-play discussion. Educators will also be provided with a study guide, standard-based curriculum, and contextual essay. Reserve your seats today to one of the following student matinees:

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 // 10am
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 // 10am
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 // 10am

Tickets for students, teachers, and chaperones are $8 per person and can be reserved by calling 651.224.3180 or emailing Anita Robinson at Please provide your contact information, the total number of seats you would like to reserve, and date you would like to attend. Payment must be received by October 1, 2017. Recommended for audiences ages 14 and up.