Ron Milner

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Plays by Ron Milner

audio Ruby McCollum

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

A trail of lies, secrets and racial prejudice is uncovered when a pair of journalists, Zora Neale Hurston and William Bradford Huie, investigate the murder of a white doctor by an affluent African-American woman. Based on a true case in South Florida in 1952, this suspenseful drama has powerful implications to this day, posing questions of fairness and justice in a small Southern town.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Shannon Cochran, O’Neil Compton, Ronny Cox, Loretta Devine, William Frankfather, K. Todd Freeman, Shana Freeman, Susie Glaze, Anthony Griffith, Andrew Hawkes, Reginald Hayes, Lyvingston Holmes, Ella Joyce, Shirley Knight, Jenifer Lewis, Cynthia Martells, Kevin McCarthy, James Morrison, Logan Ramsey, John Randolph, Steve Rankin, Charlie Robinson, Peggy Roeder, David Selby, Jean Smart, Kurtwood Smith, Norman Snow, Paul Winfield and Robert Wisdom.

Featuring: Shannon Cochran, O’Neil Compton, Ronny Cox, Loretta Devine, William Frankfather, K. Todd Freeman, Shana Freeman, Susie Glaze, Anthony Griffith, Andrew Hawkes, Reginald Hayes, Lyvingston Holmes, Ella Joyce, Shirley Knight, Jenifer Lewis, Cynthia Martells, Kevin McCarthy, James Morrison, Logan Ramsey, John Randolph, Steve Rankin, Charlie Robinson, Peggy Roeder, David Selby, Jean Smart, Kurtwood Smith, Norman Snow, Paul Winfield, Robert Wisdom

Ron Milner (1938-2004) was an American playwright whose work included meditations and studies on the experience of African Americans in the twentieth century. His play, What the Wine-Sellers Buy (1974) was the first play by an Africa-American to be produced by Joseph Papp at the New York Shakespeare Festival at Lincoln Center. He also had a Broadway hit when his play Checkmates was produced in 1988 in a production starring Denzel Washington and Paul Winfield. Other plays include Who's Got His Own, The Warning-A Theme for Linda, Work, Jazz-set, Crack Steppin' and Life Agony.