PUBLISHED: 5:18 PM on Wednesday, May 7, 2008
'Yellowman' will be theatre's last play of the season
Yellowman, by Dael Orlandersmith, is the season's last show and is part of the Perseverance Theatre's Family Play Series. "Yellowman" is directed by Flordelino Lagundino and will run from May 21 - June 8.

Synopsis: Alma and Eugene have known each other since they were children. As their friendship blossoms into love, Alma struggles to free herself from her mother's poverty and alcoholism, while Eugene must contend with the legacy of being "yellow": lighter-skinned than his brutal and unforgiving father.

A finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, "Yellowman" is a riveting examination of the racial tensions that fracture communities and individual lives. Yellowman features Ericka Lee (Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, Yeast Nation, Noises Off, Hair) and Jordan Barbour (Yeast Nation, Hair, Hamlet, Topdog/Underdog).