And My Red Hand, My Black Hand
Vintage, Paperback, 9781400032068, 108pp.
Publication Date: October 8, 2002
In Yellowman, a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Alma and Eugene have known each other since they were young children. As their friendship blossoms into love, Alma struggles to free herself from her mother's poverty and alcoholism, while Eugene must contend with the legacy of being "yellow" lighter-skinned than his brutal and unforgiving father. In My Red Hand, My Black Hand, a young woman explores her heritage as the child of a blues-loving Native American man and a black sharecropper's daughter from Virginia. Alternately joyous and harrowing, both plays are powerful examinations of the racial tensions that fracture communities and individual lives.
"A landmark in theater history.... Enthralling.... Mind-altering." —The New York Times
"One of the most gripping, instructive, transforming hours in contemporary theater." The Times (Trenton, NJ)