What it's about:
A tide of social change is shifting the southern landscape of 1963 Atlanta—the Peyton Wall divides blacks from whites, protests and sit-ins entreat personal freedom, and the 40-acre Magnolia Estate faces foreclosure. Lilly, an outspoken, sensual free spirit, returns home to try and save her inheritance; Thomas, an intelligent, strong-willed businessman—whose family was slaves on the estate—has a plan for its salvation. Each born of and bound by the Estate, Lily and Thomas now find themselves at odds for ownership, wrestling with the shadows of their buried past: one clinging to innocence, the other avenging the place where innocence was torn apart. A haunting world premiere by Regina Taylor, Magnolia asks whether control is lost or gained in the deeply-rooted bargain for self.
When it is:
Oct 5 - 13, 2017
Where it is:
More information at https://theatre.blog.fordham.edu/mainstage-season/