It’s 1844 and the Mormon enclave of Nauvoo, Illinois is a powder keg ready to explode.
Eli, a former slave turned devoted Mormon convert, guards Lula, a rebellious young girl waiting for a sign from God before she’ll accept Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith’s proposal of plural marriage.
But tensions are growing between Mormon settlers and the nonbelievers, and Joseph is running out of time.
This searing new drama examines how race, gender, and faith collide in a little-known and bloody moment of American history.
10 words or less: Faith and freedom collide in this historical drama.
directed by Tamara Winters
scenic & prop design by Sarah Beth Hall
lighting design by Andrew J. Hungerford
costume design by Noelle Wedig
sound & video design by Doug Borntrager
Darnell Pierre Benjamin* as Eli
Josh Katawick* as Joseph
Tess Talbot as Lula
*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association under a Special Appearance Agreement.
Here’s more info on the show from our blog!
|Drew Gores & George Warrington, Dan & Fran Bailey, The Warrington Foundation|