In New England Weather

Tony Major, Mel Winkler, Norman Bush, J. Herbert Kerr, Jr.

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

Presented as part of the 1970-71 Season

Play opened January 26, 1971 at the Henry DeJur Playhouse

Artist Credits

Credit Artist Photo
Playwright Ed Bullins Ed Bullins
Director Dick A. Williams
Actor Tony Major
Actor Mel Winkler
Actor Norman Bush
Actor Herbert Kerr
Actor Gloria Edwards
Actor Garrett Morris

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