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By: Angela WilsonAdd to Wish List
Script: $8.50
Notebook Script: $16.75
   (8.5 x 11 3-ring binder with large margins for notes)
First Performance Royalty: $75.00
Each Additional Performance: $75.00
Limited Video Rights: $30.00
Limited Streaming/Broadcast Rights: $50.00
Extra Streams: $0.50
Type: Full Length Play
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 120-140 minutes
Speaking Cast: 5 females, 7 males, 12 total cast
ISBN: 978-1-61588-501-1
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1968. The most turbulent year in America. Racial unrest and violent protests in the streets. Social division and a nation on the verge of collapse. Internal family and external community tensions fueled by differing political perspectives. Tears of the Soul is set for two months and four days during the sanitation workers strike in Memphis, TN. There is a war raging in Vietnam. Black soldiers dying on the battlefield are still being buried in segregated cemeteries back home. The Black Power movement questions whether nonviolent protest makes any sense. The leader of the Civil Rights Movement, a messianic preacher of nonviolence, dies a violent death on the balcony of a Memphis hotel.
Fred Barnes, a striking Memphis sanitation worker and protester tries to claim his manhood in a society that has long denied it. He’s head of a strong Black family that is being challenged from internal generational family tensions and external social injustice and chaos. Vivian Barnes, Fred’s wife, tries to hold onto sense and sensibility in the family while three young adult children struggle for clarity about their own identities. Meet the Barnes family, a family that is seemingly coming apart at the seams.

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