SigWorks: The Reapers on Woodbrook Avenue
by Mardee Bennett
Spanning three decades, The Reapers on Woodbrook Avenue ushers us into the world of the Reapers, a West Baltimore family beginning in July 1976. From the stoop of her row home, matriarch Loretta Reaper prepares for the arrival of famed preacher Al Strickland. But this Sunday has brought along with it a rash of violent break-ins and Loretta is forced to consider how far she’ll go to protect her property. In 2008 we find Loretta’s great-grandson living in Charleston, South Carolina where he must reclaim the land that was promised to and stolen from his ancestors.
The Reapers on Woodbrook Avenue is presented as part of SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings at Ali’s Bar, a new initiative which highlights and supports the work of DMV and regional playwrights. This series is an opportunity for playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and patrons to explore new plays in a fun and informal environment. For more information, visit our SigWorks page.
Readings take place at Signature’s Ali’s Bar
No Reservations Required
New work at Signature is supported by the Reva & David Logan Foundation.