"Ghosts of the South" by Judith Present for Black History Month

Fifteen-year-old Amman Weaver of Binghamton appears as a drummer boy in this weekend's performance of Ghosts of the South at the Centenary-Chenango United Methodist Church.

Click above to listen as WSKG's Gregory Keeler interviews Judith Present, playwright and director for "Ghosts of the South," and Foster Daniels, Jr., Artistic Director of the New Reality Players.


New Reality Players presents
"Ghosts of the South"
by Judith Present

Friday, Feb. 24, 7:30pm
Saturday, Feb. 25, 7:30pm
Sunday, Feb. 26, 2:00pm

Centenary Chenango Street United Methodist Church
438 Chenango Street
Biunghamton, NY  13901


2012 is the first full season of the New Reality Players, and in honor of Black History Month, Artistic Director Foster Daniels Jr., will bring to life the Black experience during and after the Civil War through Judith Present's "Ghosts of the South." The play is written with the realism and urgency that could only be told by those who lived in America scarred by Civil War’s gunfire and echoing with all its resonating impact.

Slavery to freedom is portrayed through those who lived it. Mickey Ray, John Carey, Adara Alston, Charles Berman, Foster Daniels Jr., Diana Boyd, Ray Patton, Messiah Spivey, and Tom Gray are the actors who bring to life their stories of adversity and triumph. The ten-person multi-cultural cast makes you feel their trials and tribulations through their acting abilities, with music interspersed make this a very fine piece of theatre.

The African American’s plight in American History is brought to the forefront in this meaningful and poignant piece, on Feb. 24, 25, 26, at the Centenary-Chenango Street United Methodist Church, 438 Chenango Street, Binghamton, New York. Performances are Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets at $10. No reservations are necessary, but if you would like to make one you can call 607-724-3546 or email us at: newrealityplayers@yahoo.com.

Written and Directed by Judith Present with Assistant Director Bonnie DeForest, who brought you "Everyday Women with Problems; Men with Issues" and "War: What's it For?" once again brings a hard-hitting play to the stage. “Ghosts of the South” brings alive the past from 1802 to 1900. This play is historical, emotional and will teach you things you didn’t' know. This theatre work will leave you thinking…long after the play is over.