"The River Was Whiskey"
At Boston Playwrights' Theatre
October 27 – November 20

Boston Playwrights' Theatre will present Will Fancher's "The River Was Whiskey" from October 27 – November 20. Set inside the racial tensions of 1940s Mississippi, the Southern gothic ghost story will be directed by James A. Petosa. The production features original music from its Tennessee native playwright.

The company features Kenard Jackson, James Loutzenhiser, Sarah Newhouse and Alex Pollock.

In this story revenge and retribution, the small Mississippi delta town of Moonlight still remembers the 1927 flood some 20 years after the devastation. WWII war hero Evans has wanted to lead his own church for decades, and as a Purple Heart recipient, he should have his own way. But a secret from the past haunts his dreams, and it may cost him both the church and his true love.

Will Fancher is a playwright, musician, educator, actor and a graduate of Boston University with an MFA in Creative Writing/Playwriting. His one-act and full-length plays have been showcased in several national and regional venues including the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory, Primary Stages and the Alliance Theatre. His writing has been recognized by the Kennedy Center (Rosa Parks Playwriting Award) and the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Conference.

Jim Petosa has been the artistic and educational leader of the Boston University School of Theatre since 2002, as well as Artistic Director of Maryland’s Olney Theatre Center for the Arts since 1994. He also serves as artistic director for the National Players educational touring company and has directed more than 35 plays in the last five years.

A special Ground Floor Talk Back with the playwright and cast will follow the 8 p.m. performance on Saturday, October 29.

For tickets and information, call 866-811-4111 or visit bostonplaywrights.org.

-- OnStage Boston



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