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The Amen Corner At National Theatre (Olivier Theatre)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:20 pm
by nikki akinjinmi

Yesterday evening I was fortunate to have the opportunity to see a very good new production of James Baldwin's play, The Amen Corner, featuring Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Sharon D Clarke among many others and in the background the muted trumpet of Byron Wallen.

Set in Harlem , sometime around the early 1960s or possibly even before - I think it may have been published or written in 1965, it's the story of an uncompromising pastor, sister Margaret played by Marianne Jean-Baptiste (very believable)and the relationship between her and God, her son, her sister and the congregation, and the ensuing consequences when her absentee trombone playing jazz musician husband returns, and the impact this has on the lives of everyone.