A liberal-minded white girl gets an inside view of prison conditions while incarcerated with a black lesbian, a prostitute and a psychotic.
The play is sometimes listed as being first produced by the Negro ensemble. Peter DeAnda comments:
“That was a NeC playwright’s workshop thing, audience response thrilling and wonderful which led to Woodie King Jr’s New Federal Theater first production at the 3rd Street Theater, since renamed LaMama theater. Confusion likely stemming by NeC including Ladies in Waiting in their produced listing… that it was not. Lonne Elder III ran the playwrights workshop. An aside: I was a founding member of NeC with Robert Hooks when the incipient company was Group Repertory Workshop, later evolving to the Negro Ensemble Company. A lot of history here.” The play has had more than 2,000 productions since first presented.
The production was also presented as part of BAM’s Black Theatre Alliance Festival.
|Stage Manager||Clinton Turner Davis|
|Set Designer||C. Richard Mills|
|Lighting Designer||Sati Jamal|
|Costume Designer||Judy Dearing|
All 1973-74 Season productions: