The Crossroads Theatre Company’s “Repairing a Nation,” one of my picks for the Top 12 New Jersey theater productions of 2015, will be shown on WNET (channel 13), Feb. 18 at 9 p.m.
Blythe Danner will host the program, which is part of the “Theater Close-Up” series. There will be an encore presentation Feb. 19 at 2 a.m., and it will also be shown on WLIW21, Feb. 21 at 9 p.m. and Feb. 25 at 1 a.m. Beginning Feb. 19, it can also be seen online at thirteen.org.
Written by Nikkole Salter and directed by Marshall Jones III (producing artistic director of Crossroads, which is in New Brunswick), “Repairing a Nation” is set in Tulsa, and concerns both a 2001 lawsuit seeking reparations for the 1921 Tulsa Race Riots, and the tensions in a family that is still feeling the repercussions of that event.
Click here to read my March 2015 review of the play.