Click Selection

Search News Releases:

News Resources
on the Web

4 May 2006
Drama Dept. Presents "WAS":
Prize Winning Play

WHAT:                        "WAS"

                                    By Barry Bradford

                                    Winner of 2005's Southern Playwright's


WHERE:                     Ernest Stone Performing Arts Center,

                                    Mainstage Theatre

                        Jacksonville State University

                        Corner of Church and Eleventh


WHEN:                        May 18, 19, 20 at 7:00 p.m. & May 21 at 2:00 p.m.


HOW MUCH:              Adults $9.00; Sr. Citizen & JSU Personnel $7.00;

                                    Students And Military $5.00

Paid Reservations are recommended.  MasterCard, Visa, and Discover accepted competition. 


BRIEF SYNOPSIS:   Jacksonville State University Department of Drama present the very intense play, "WAS", by Barry Bradford, winner of 2005’s Southern Playwright’s


                                    In June, 1963, Randall Cobb arrives in Wynton, Alabama—his father’s hometown—to pastor his first church.  He is welcomed by the town. But then he meets Arthur, an angry young black man from Chicago. Arthur tells Randall a parable handed down from his family: “If a fish stay in the water he’ll be all right.  But if he gets out of the water, he don’t do so good.  Black man is a lot like that fish. Long as he stay in his place he’ll be all right.”  "WAS" is a story about the transforming power of seeking, and finding, the truth about the past. As one of the characters, Ina, says, “What is is because of what was.”  This play contains strong period racial language. Suitable for senior high school students and older.


RESERVATIONS:       Paid Reservations Suggested -
                                    Call 256-782-5648


Submit items for news releases by using the request form at