What is more powerful, love or hate? Without getting too philosophical it is a simple question but can have a complicated answer. Some say that love and hate are exact opposites. Others say that love and hate are two such intense emotions that they are practically the same. What do you think? InWedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and Whitethat is just one of the many thought provoking questions discussed. Written by Alice Childress and directed by Wallace Bridges, this show dives deep into the human heart and shines light on some of the darker aspects of human character that we would rather leave hidden.
Against the backdrop of 1918 South Carolina, two people are in love against all odds. Due to laws prohibiting interracial marriage, Julia, an African American seamstress, and Herman, a caucasian baker, suffer the consequences from the community. Unable to escape to the north where they can be married, the couple is forced to keep their long standing love affair a secret. This beautiful love story moves and inspires while exploring taboo themes of racism and violence. Recommended for mature audiences. April 5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th at 7PM