An African American couple, Jeris and Andre, venture into their garden after a tornado has torn through their small town. Jeris is extremely agitated by the strange purple plant he finds growing in his garden.
Play Title: F3S and Purple Feldspar
Author: Keith Josef Adkins
Publisher: Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts
Anthology: This play is part of a collection entitled, Where is the Hope? Edited by Chantal Bilodeau.
Primary Discipline: Environmental
Secondary Discipline: Climate Change
Source Texts: N/A
Character Breakdown: 2 Males
Jeris Callico (40-year-old African American Male) and Andre Lipscomb (30-year-old African American Male)
Setting: A garden in Queens Village (NY), just after a F3 tornado ripped through the town.
Time Period: Unknown future
Synopsis of Play: An African American couple, Jeris and Andre, venture into their garden after a tornado has torn through their small town. Jeris is extremely agitated by the strange purple plant he finds growing in his garden. On the contrary, Andre is arguing that the strangest thing is not the flower, but the fact that a tornado just ripped through New York in 75-degree weather, five days before Christmas. Jeris explains to Andre that his readings have proved that this plant is a part of a global biological invasion that is resulting from people travelling to various countries around the world. The play closes with Jeris providing more arguments for reasons the couple should be concerned for their future.
First Performance Date: Unknown
First Producer: Unknown
Performance History: Performed at Randolf-College during the time period of, October 1-November 18, 2017.
Biography of Author: “Keith Josef Adkins is a writer and artistic director. His plays have been produced around the U.S., and include The People Before the Park, about the 19th century black community Seneca Village that was razed to create Central Park. Keith received Samual French’s inaugural Award for Impact and Activism in the Theater Community, and a 2015 Helen Merrill Playwright Award. Keith is the co-founder and artistic director of The New Black Fest, dedicate to new and provocative playwrighting and discussion from the African Diaspora. He has written for CBS’ The Good Fight, and ABC’s For The People, and Katori Hall’s new TV series STARZ. He’s currently developing a horror film with Max Borenstein’s production company”. [Taken from Where is the Hope? By Chantal Bilodeau].
Entered By: Jake Caracciolo