By James Baldwin
Directed by Reggie D. White
In a storefront church in Harlem, Sister Margaret’s fierce piety inspires both devotion and fear in her congregation. But when a figure from her past returns, and her son starts looking for answers outside the church door, Sister Margaret finds her standing in danger. As secrets emerge and loyalties are tested, Sister Margaret must fight for her family, her flock, and ultimately, her faith.
Equal parts soaring music, prophetic poetry, and gripping family drama, The Amen Corner asks audiences to face the beautiful and frightening path that leads to liberation. And gives space to, as Baldwin says, “let the church say Amen.”
(Preview 11/2, opens 11/3)
Location: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (104 17th Ave S)
Tickets (pay-what-you-choose and sliding-scale available for all) here.