Imogen Stubbs as Carol-Ann in LONG ROAD SOUTH
Michael Brandon as Jake in LONG ROAD SOUTH
Imogen Stubbs stars as an alcoholic matriarch in Paul Minx’s civil rights-era play. Faced with losing her African-American hired help, Andre, of six years as history is made, her dysfunctional white family are forced to stand aside as their maid Grace, and Andre attempt to embark on a bright future back to Alabama. One thing stands in the pair’s way though… she and her husband owe Andre his pay, and Andre is not about to leave without his fair dues.
A scenario that played itself out across the country during the mid-Sixties, white families found themselves in upheaval as the Civil Rights Act came into being, and throwing into sharp relief how many of these families were fundamentally abnormal, and were terrified of falling by the wayside.
Minx’s play brings dark secrets and duplicity to the forefront, as the family all have their own reasons for making Andre stay – most disturbing of all, the teenage daughter Ivy. Michael Brandon reprises his role as patriarch Jake from the 2014 Hope Theatre production.
Imogen Stubbs as Carol-Ann
Michael Brandon as Jake
Krissi Bohn as Grace
Cornelius McCarthy as Andre
Lydea Perkins as Ivy