Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! Congratulations to all the directors, producers, actors and actresses who were involved with the African Heritage Youth Theatre’s production of the play, “Day of Absence,” which was performed at the Sandall Rivers Theater on Saturday, Sept. 7. I saw the original Off-Broadway play in New York City in the 1960s and enjoyed it so much that I was determined to see the new rendition. To be honest, I was a little disappointed when I learned that the play would be performed by youth, however, they far exceeded my expectations and I could not tell that these were not seasoned, adult actors with years of experience.
The play takes place in a small Southern town around the late 1880s. White folks wake up one morning and discover that all the Negroes have disappeared, exposing their inability to function without them and leaving them in a state of panic. There is only one performance of the play, however they are making CDs for sale. Get one! The play is hilarious.