Emerson Theater Collaborative presents: Permanent Collection by Thomas Gibbons
Produced by Camilla Ross and Directed by Ashely Adelman
Soon after African-American businessman Sterling North becomes the new director of the Morris Foundation, he discovers that this world-famous art collection includes several significant African sculptures tucked away in storage. His proposal to add them to the public galleries is opposed by the foundation's long-time education director, who is loyal to the idiosyncratic wishes of the late Dr. Morris. Spurred on by a zealous local journalist, this clash quickly escalates to public accusations of racism and a bitter struggle for control of the collection.
Permanent Collection is a searing examination of racial politics that ultimately asks how much space -- literally and figuratively -- the white world gives to African-Americans. What is the cost of failing to view the world through another's eyes?
This production was produced by special arrangement of Playscripts and The Grantor is The City of Sedona, and The Sponsor is Coldwell Banker
This amazing cast, NYC actor La Rivers, CT actor Elijah Manning, Phoenix actors, Rachel McKenzie and James Yaw, Sedona actors, Cat Ransom and Larry Cohen.