Dreams Deferrred

Ethnic Heritage Series

Mr. Holder’s heroes, denizens of the Harlem Young Men’s Christian Association cafeteria in 1935, are blacks who want their share of the white American pie even as they want to retain their own identity and integrity. And there, of course, lies the tragic rub. As a waitress explains to her customers early on, ”You live in a white man’s world, and you pay the price.” The price, whether measured in guilt, self-hatred or lost ideals, can mount up terribly high. –NY Times Review by Frank Rich

Presented as part of the 1981-82 Season

Play opened January 17, 1982 at the Henry DeJur Playhouse

Artist Credits

Credit Artist Photo
Playwright Laurence Holder
Director Allie Woods
Musical Director Julius Williams
Stage Manager C. L. Ringelstein
Set Designer Pete Caldwell
Lighting Designer Marshall Williams
Costume Designer Judy Dearing
Sound Designer Carol Bauman
Actor Erma Campbell
Actor Nathaniel Ellis
Actor Kim Sullivan
Actor Clebert Ford
Actor Kathleen Morrison
Actor Michael Alsen
Actor Phyllis Yvonne Stickney

All 1981-82 Season productions: