What the Winesellers Buy

Ron Milner

What the Wine-Sellers Buy started as a 1972-3 production at NFT, and then reopened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre presented by the New York Shakespeare Festival Lincoln Center, Joseph Papp, producer in association with Woodie King, Jr. Woodie also directed a production in 1975 at the Fisher Theatre in Ann Arbor, MI.

Set in Hastings Street community of Detroit, the plot centers on a high-school-aged couple who are faced with decisions of what to do with their lives and how to support their families, while dealing with a slick neighborhood pimp/pusher who has ideas of his own about their future.

Presented as part of the 1972-73 Season

Artist Credits

Credit Artist Photo
Playwright Ron Milner Ron Milner
Director Woodie King, Jr. Woodie King Jr
Stage Manager Clinton Turner Davis
Set Designer C. Richard Mills
Lighting Designer Lawrence Metzler
Costume Designer Judy Dearing
Actor Alfonso Akeela
Actor Gilbert Lewis
Actor Ron Trice
Actor Debbie Morgan
Actor Louise Stubbs
Actor Yusef Iman
Actor Starletta DuPois (DePaur)
Actor Kyle Duncan
Actor David Harris
Actor Colostine Boatwright
Actor David Shakes
Actor Tommy Hicks
Actor Yvonne Johnson
Actor Dianne Kirksey
Actor Otis Young-Smith
Actor Maurice Sneed
Actor Terrie Taylor
Actor Kirk Kirksey

All 1972-73 Season productions: