Ron Richardson and Phyllis Stickney

“Zion,” Beverly Trader’s epic play with music, depicts the 30-year struggle of parishioners in Marietta, Ga., to establish one of the earliest black churches in the United States. The play, a sprawling hybrid of historical drama and gospel pageantry, begins in 1836 and spans the Civil War.

Presented as part of the 1991-92 Season

Play opened December 4, 1991 at the Theater of Riverside Church

Artist Credits

Credit Artist Photo
Playwright Beverly Trader Austin
Director Thomas Jones II
Musical Director Uzee Brown Jr.
Stage Manager Lisa Watson
Set Designer Richard Harmon
Lighting Designer Richard Harmon
Costume Designer Gregory Glenn
Sound Designer Carmen Griffin
Props Jacqui Casto
Actor David Edwards
Actor John D. Fitzgibbon
Actor L. J. Ganser
Actor Roberta Illg
Actor Maurice Langley
Actor Kathleen J. Masterson
Actor Ron Richardson
Actor Phyllis Yvonne Stickney
Actor Michelle-Denise Woods

All 1991-92 Season productions: