November 4, 2008; Marks, Mississippi. America is on the eve of electing its first black president. Amidst the town’s excitement over Barack Obama, Carrie Honey grieves her son’s tragic death. After 40 years of failed attempts to seek justice, Carrie has grown bitter and is no longer interested in life’s celebrations, but when a scandal in town rocks this historic day, a past secret is revealed that restores her faded faith.
That is the premise of Melda Beaty’s play FRONT PORCH SOCIETY.
Hear what Beaty has to say to Lauren about the play and the role of theater in affecting change through storytelling.