Rachel by Angelina Weld Grime at Finborough Theatre
ABG Productions in association with Neil McPherson present the European premiere of Rachel by Angelina Weld Grimké, at the Finborough Theatre, a fringe venue in West Brompton, west London, from 30 Sep to 25 Oct 2014.
Rachel is directed by Ola Ince and was first produced by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1916 in Washington DC. Playwright Angelina Weld Grimké (1880-1958) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, into a mixed-race family and became a poet, dramatist, journalist, teacher, essayist, radical feminist and lesbian icon.
Synposis: 'Rachel is a young, educated, middle-class woman. But she is born into an African-American family in the early 20th century - a world in which ignorance aand violence prevail. While her family and neighbours find different ways to survive, Rachel's dreams of getting married and becoming a mother collide with the tragic events of her family’s past as she confronts the harsh reality of a racist world.'