RANCH by Kevin Scott Chess
This play exists during one night between an aged rancher, Big G, and his granddaughter Patty. Both have been affected in different ways by circumstances of familial abuse and criminal family history. Their family ranch is at a turning point given the economy and life priorities. Within this work, they both attempt to come to terms with mortality and the future of their ranch.
Content Warning: Discussion of domestic and sexual abuse
LUCK by Darryl Lorenzo Wellington
LIONEL, a young black man and a stutterer in a depressed state-of-mind, briefly finds hope following his encounter with a psychic, GLENDA. His friends, however, are familiar with the local psychic – who is a white woman -- and feel skeptical about her. Following an encounter with a group of friends which leads to violence, LIONEL becomes disillusioned with GLENDA and his next meeting with the psychic ends in conflict. The play ends with GLENDA reading the tarot cards, and seeming to “see” that LIONEL has left the neighborhood, that he has rejected both his friends’ violence and her philosophy of unlimited personal destiny, but that he will spend years lost and wandering.
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