Spanning more than 60 years, Gee's Bend tells the story of Sadie as she grows up in rural Alabama, participates in the Civil Rights Movement, and eventually becomes one of the celebrated Gee's Bend Quilters.
Originally commissioned and produced by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Subsequent productions at: Hartford Stage (Hana Sharif), Denver Center (Kent Gash), Northlight Theatre (Chuck Smith), Arden Theatre (Eleanor Holdridge), Hartford Stage (Hana Sharif), Cleveland Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, among others.
WINNER of the American Theatre Critics' Association Osborn Award, 2008
Published by Samuel French
3 women, 1 man
"... a touching play." – New York Times
"... an impressive tapestry, capturing the history and daily life of these inspirational souls while threading the local melodious dialect, spiritual conviction and artistic flare through the fabric of one family's story." – Variety