The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy
Presented by MAS Community Theatre
Directed by Keith Eisenstadt and Aaron Washington
Cast: Joshua Goff and James Rayfield
An experimental theatre event. Join us to see what happens when two actors rehearse with separate directors; and experience the first time they share the stage together. This one night of networking and social gathering for the theatre industry will conclude with this extraordinary theatrical event.
RSVPs are required. Please RSVP to Aaron Washington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On a subway platform in New York City, an ex-con from the South saves the life of an intellectual atheist who wasn’t looking for salvation. Now, the reformed murderer-turned-savior ventures to offer salvation of another kind, bringing the failed suicide victim back to his Harlem apartment for an articulate and moving debate about truth, fiction and belief. The two men are named Black and White, as indeed they are. White is disillusioned and disenchanted by the modern world. Black had an epiphany after a nasty knife fight in the penitentiary and discovered a faith that he now wants to share with others, or at least with White. Black begins in control, but it quickly becomes clear that the nonbeliever is much more secure in his convictions than the believer. And when White goes on the attack, his nihilism steamrolls his opponent. Is Black a guardian angel or just a sinner looking for redemption? Was White really saved, or is he stuck in a kind of purgatory? (The Sunset Limited is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.)