When the Ancestors Call

May 15, 2017
3535 Main Street | Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 520-0055
Times: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Admission: $5
Area of Town: Midtown

The play highlights sibling rivalry, child abuse, psychoanalysis, dysfunctional families, and the quest for love. Two sisters, Caroline and Jackie, on the surface are in conflict about what is the best home for their aging grandfather; however, this conflict overlays a more serious break that propels the drama to its startling revelations and denouement. The loss of the matriarch, causing a loss of cohesion, is a reoccurring motif in Brown-Guillory's work. The play juxtaposes realism with surrealism as a force from the other side takes shape and influences the forward thrust of the action. Some of the themes that come to the fore are the damage secrets can have on relationships, the significance of the past on the success of the present and future, and the role of examination and redefinition in saving a family after devastating events.

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