'White, Black and Blue'
HCC will host a free reading of the new play "White, Black and Blue" by Steve Henderson and Will Chalmus, followed by a talk-back with the authors May 15, at 11:00 a.m. in the Black Box Theater in room 111 of the Fine & Performing Arts building.
"White, Black and Blue" is a taut, witty thriller about three men in a desperate life and death struggle. One night's tense interactions among elderly white academic Joe Renshaw, cancer-ridden and with six months to live; black high school teacher and musician Walter Jones, fleeing police with but moments to live, perhaps; and off-duty police officer Lou Rankin, white, whose wife had drunkenly assaulted Walter outside the bar at which he'd just played a gig, throw unflinching lights on shoals and lethal pitfalls of U.S. black-white relations today.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Holyoke Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
The parts wil be read by the playwrights and HCC theater student Keith Gordon of Chicopee as Lou.