The Charles Stewart Howard Playhouse
Directed by Marshelle Giggles-Mills
Co-Produced by Suzanne Ryan and Marshelle Giggles-Mills
Starring in alphabetical order:
Jarrol Taylor Jr.
Zooman and the Sign
February 8 and 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Harter Hall, 21338 Dumetz Ave., Woodland Hills
Co-produced by The Charles Stewart Howard Playhouse and Blessed Arts Theatre
Amidst the daily news stories of neighborhood violence and gang related deaths, the intimately staged West Coast revival of this important drama burns with topical urgency. Zooman and the Sign tells the story of how the tragic death of an innocent child polarizes and divides a neighborhood into those who seek justice and those who want to keep the peace.
As the Tate family mourns the death of their daughter, the police cannot find one person in the once close-knit community willing to come forward and identify the killer who committed the murder in broad daylight in the middle of the street. Reuben Tate's pleas to his neighbors to come forward are met with fear, anger and indifference.
Local resident and Director Marshelle Giggles-Mills says, “Violence committed by and against our young people is moving closer and closer to our homes. We imagine here in the suburbs that we live in a bubble of protection, but Newtown, Columbine, Virginia Tech and even the Trayvon Martin tragedies remind us that danger is closer than we dare imagine. It takes a village to raise a child, but what’s a village to do when there is a rip in their safety net? These are some of the questions raised in Mr. Fuller’s work.”