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Drama Now


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Blues for Mr Charlie by JAMES BALDWIN
This was the first play by James Baldwin , one of the outstanding black American writers' of his generation, who died a year ago this month. The play is set in Plaguetown, USA, in 1958. "The plague is race; the plague is our concept of Christianity; and this raging plague has the power to destroy every human relationship.' Blacktown:
Musical advisor JOE SEELY Directed by MARTIN JENKINS
(In association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) (R)
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Unknown: Mr Charlie
Unknown: James Baldwin
Play By: James Baldwin
Unknown: Joe Seely
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
The Rev Meridian Henry: Errol Slue
Mother Henry, his mother: Dolores Etttenne
Richard, his son: Phil Akin
Juanita: Alison
Pete, her boyfriend: Elliot Mover
Lorenzo: Anthony Sherwood
Tom: Phil Jarrett
Papa D, a drugstore owner: Gene Clark
Lyle Britten: George Buza
Jo, his wife: Marti Maraden
Parnell, a newspaper owner: Richard Donat
Hazel: Margaret Bard
Ellis/Judge: Wayne Robson
Susan: Gin Wilkinson
George/Counsel for bereaved: Peter Millard
The Rev Phelps/State Prosecutor: George Merner

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