Ed Bullins wrote In New England Winter as the second in a projected 20-play cycle in which many of the same characters would reappear. In the Wine Time was the first in the series, and several others followed in the 1970s, mainly Off-Off Broadway.
The subject of In New England Winter is Steve Benson (Norman Bush), a young Black man, whose experiences in two locales—a New England house in1955 and a city apartment in 1960—are recounted. Both are set on stage at the same time. In the New England home, he is seen having emotional difficulties with Liz (Gloria Edwards), the girl he loves, who is verging on insanity. In the apartment, his problems are with Cliff (Mel Winkler), his half-brother, with whom he plans a theft. Eventually, he winds up leaving each place for good. – Samuel L. Leiter
|Director||Dick A. Williams|
All 1970-71 Season productions: