Sty of the Blind Pig, The

Originally produced in 1971 by the estimable Negro Ensemble Company, and hailed by Time Magazine as one of the best plays of the year, Dean?s powerful drama is about an uprooted black family (mother, daughter, uncle) living in Chicago during the time that civil rights leaders were starting to organize protest marches in the South. The family members essentially accept the old values and cherish what they love, and are uncomfortable by marches and talks of fighting. A blind street singer (Richard Ward, in a bravura performance) intrudes briefly into their lives, with shattering effect. Who shall overcome?

"seething with emotion, heartbreak, symbolism and humor." - The Daily News

1974, Drama, 90 minutes, Color

Cast: Mary Alice, Madie Norman, Richard Ward , Scatman Crothers

Written by: Phillip Hayes Dean

Directed by: Ivan Dixon

Produced by: George Turpin

Executive Producer: Norman Lloyd

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