AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE
By Christie Perfetti Williams
Directed by DeLisa White
A story about what happens when history knocks on your door.
APPEAL takes place on one fateful night in May, 1961 in the farmhouse of Rose and Gideon Walker on the Alabama-Tennessee border. It is just after midnight when David and his fellow lost Freedom Riders knock on the door seeking assistance in the form of a phone and a place to stay until daylight. But Gideon, who knows this is Klan country, is reluctant to let in this mixed race band of college kids until Rose forces him to open the door with the acknowledgement that "they're just babies." What follows is a touching story of race, love, acceptance and learning how to stand up for what you believe.
Please note: Although AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE is inspired by historical events it is a work of fiction
Rose Walker - Heather Cunningham*
Gideon Walker - Tony Travostino
Claire Tyson - Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy
David Grant - Chinaza Uche*
Annabelle Pritchard - Jody Christopherson
Artie McCullen - Jason Zednick
Susan Katz - Matilda Szydagis*
Old Man Skinner - Richard Waddingham*
Russell Calvert - Nat Cassidy*
Stage Directions - CK Allen
*Member, Actors' Equity Association
Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 6 P.M.
The Workshop Theater, Jewel Box
312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor, (between 8 & 9 Ave)
Reservations not necessary. Arrive early - seating is limited!
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.