UNDERGROUND: A Staged Reading
Underground reunites Kyle and Mason, a pair of old college buddies who have gone from radicals in their youth to successful professionals in their middle age. When Kyle shows up at Mason’s door, the two have a chance to catch-up, reminisce and, as the evening goes on, engage one another in a battle of intellects over the best road to Black liberation. As their argument becomes increasingly passionate and more personal, new reports reveal a police search for the leader of a Black radical political movement. From flashbacks to their first meeting to the final game of chess that could change their lives forever, Mason and Kyle each pose to one another the central question of Underground: how far would you go to protect your people?
Written by Lisa B. Thompson – Winner of the Austin Critics Table David Mark Cohen New Play Award
Directed by Tim Bond
Talkback with playwright and director immediately following reading.
Presented in Partnership with the University of Washington Center for Communication, Difference and Equity & Microsoft.