Stories About the Old Days

Michael Potts and Pauletta Washington

A former blues singer living in a decaying church in Detroit never ventures out into the world that rejected him. While playing checkers he and Ivy, one the last members of the congregation, move from animosity to friendship. Both have secrets from the old days: he conceals his struggle of faith and despair and she withholds a searing loss as they rescue each other from emotional numbness and terminal loneliness. This wonderful play with superb roles for older Black actors was produced to acclaim in New York at the Henry Street Settlement.

Presented as part of the 2020-21 Season

NFT Online production opened October 30, 2020

Artist Credits

Credit Artist Photo
Playwright Bill Harris
Director Latanya Richardson Jackson LaTanya Richardson Jackson
Actor Pauletta Pearson Washington
Actor Michael Potts
Online Technician Linda Herring
Online Technician Beethovan Oden

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