Rock Falls, IL 61071
“Sister’s Keeper” (Play) By Cordelia Donovan And Terri Jones Salter
September 10 to 14, Theater for the New City (Johnson Theater), 155 First Ave.
As part of the Theater for the New City Sets Its Sixth Dream Up Festival
Box office: SMARTTIX (212) 868-4444. – Other info: TNC (212) 254-1109.
Three African American women grapple with friendship, sisterhood, love, life, faith and HIV in our modern world. The play is a rewrite of the 1989 play “Miracles” by Lynda J. Jones that chronicled the life of a young African American Christian woman who contracts AIDS at a time it was only thought of as a Gay man’s disease. Jones dreamed of presenting this play in New York but she took ill and quickly died. Cordelia Donovan, who worked on the original production as her assistant, was so impressed and touched by the play that she collaborated with her daughters, Terri Jones Salter and Sherri Jones, to re-imagine the work as a look at the modern day plight of the HIV/AIDS epidemic among the African American community. Features live gospel music. Directed by Cordelia Donovan.
Complete info: http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/sister’t.htm