I had the pleasure of seeing Marcus Gardley's "The House That Will Not Stand," last week at the Berkeley Repertory Theater. I'm so glad that I didn't miss this. It was originally scheduled to end this weekend but is being held over by popular demand until March 23.
Berkeley Rep commissioned the piece by Oakland native, Marcus Gardley (a very gifted and brilliant playwright).
It centers around the story of free women of color and the New Orleans system of "pla çage," a formal arrangement between white men and free women of color.
Not only a great lesson in history, it is engaging, funny, moving and the acting is superb.
This is one you won't want to miss.
"The House That Will Not Stand"
Written by Marcus Gardley
Directed by Patricia McGregor
Berkeley Repertory Theater
Phone: 510 647–2949