The Amen Corner - Shaw Festival Theatre

How do you choose between your father’s dream and your mother’s faith?
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July 30 - October 8
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James Baldwin’s searing drama of love and hate plays out in an evangelical church in Harlem. A teenage musical prodigy has to choose between his mother, the pastor and choir leader of the church, and his washed-up father with whom he shares a passion for jazz. Meanwhile his mother is finding that a community dedicated to Christian love and support is capable of terrible bitterness and cruelty. This special production features rousing songs performed by a gospel choir.

Recommended for Grade 9+ | Age 14+

View in full screen The Amen Corner House Programme

View and download The Amen Corner House Programme

Technical Credits
By James Baldwin
Directed by Kimberley Rampersad
Set designed by Anahita Dehbonehie
Costumes designed by A.W. Nadine Grant
Lighting designed by Mikael Kangas
Gospel choir music direction by Jeremiah Sparks
Music supervision by Paul Sportelli

THE AMEN CORNER is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Approximate run time
3 hours including two intermissions
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