...a moving character study of two men who take very different paths on the quest to find a grace note of freedom in an unjust society.
Designer Eric Beeck's evocatively ramshackle set creates a torpid bayou atmosphere, and director Ron May guides his three actors toward a vivid intimacy that hypnotizes the audience. Ogun and Oshoosi aren't exactly Cain and Abel, but their relationship has that kind of archetypal resonance.
Playing the role of tempter in their not-quite-Eden is Oshoosi's friend from prison, Elegba, played by DeJean Brown with all the charisma of a trickster god. Together, the three characters form a provocative sort of love triangle as Ogun and Elegba exert their own gravity on Oshoosi's conflicted soul.
It's a modest story told with grand ambition, and beautifully.
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Actors strike a tender note in this play about finding grace in an unjust society