Naomi Wallace Things Of Dry Hours

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In Depression-era Alabama, black Sunday school teacher and Communist Party member Tice Hogan lives on the edge of trouble. When a white factory worker on the run demands sanctuary, Tice and his daughter may be pushed over that edge. "THINGS OF DRY HOURS is a beautiful, brave and devastating play, a profound imaginative delving into radical resistance and hope rising at an impossible moment, in crushingly inhospitable circumstances. No one writes about politics, history and all that's hidden underneath better than Naomi Wallace. Ferocious, tender, whimsical, tough, brutally direct, poetically elusive, her voice is utterly unique and essential. I'm grateful, as always, for her unsparing, painful, sexy stirring up of our human selves." -Tony Kushner "Naomi Wallace's gorgeously written and philosophically rich celebration of a black Communist agitator in the Depression-era South ... Wallace weaves together these proud, lonely souls with language rich in metaphor and, at times, as hard and piercing as a handful of nails." -Time Out New York "Naomi Wallace's fierce new play tackles the plight of black communists in America ... Naomi Wallace is a dangerous woman ... not only in her writing ... but also in her personal stand against what she sees as injustice and the peeling away of democratic rights." -The Guardian (U K)

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Naomi Wallace was inspired after reading the introduction and first chapter of the book Hammer and Hoe: Black Communists in Alabama During the Great Depression, and the result is her play, Things of Dry Hours. This three person piece is a snapshot of history, a dramatic glimpse of what might have happened to a black father and daughter involved in this movement, and a white stranger who appears at the door of their stark home late one night. Wallace has said that she is interested in American history in terms of resistance.

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Naomi Wallace is from Kentucky. She was a 1999 recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, the grant popularly known as the genius award. A published poet in both England and The United States, she has also received grants from The Kentucky Foundation for Women and The Kentucky Arts Council and a 1997 NEA grant for poetry.

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