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Artwork for Wine in the Wilderness

Wine in the Wilderness

May 21–24, 2021

Wine in the Wilderness

May 21–24, 2021

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Struggling artist Bill Jameson is working on his masterpiece, a triptych representing the different aspects of Black womanhood.

He has completed his first panel illustrating innocent girlhood and his central panel depicting a regal African queen. As he embarks on the final panel—the unappealing, lost, down-on-her luck woman—in walks Tommy Marie, who looks like the perfect model. But once he gets to know Tommy further, Bill starts to wonder: is there more to the feminine ideal than meets the eye?

The first ever performance of Wine in the Wilderness was televised on WGBH-TV in Boston, Massachusetts in 1969 as part of the series “On Being Black.” Some networks refused to air the performance across the country, considering it to be too controversial for their viewers due to its depictions of racial issues.

Wine in the Wilderness Creative

Alice Childress
Dominique Rider

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