Southern Promises

March 11 - April 18, 2019
Tickets are $35 - $50*
The Sam
80 Minutes


Provocateur Thomas Bradshaw revisits his incendiary 2008 play Southern Promises in a new production helmed by The Flea’s Artistic Director, Niegel Smith. On his deathbed, a plantation owner vows to set his slaves free, but when his wife rejects the request chaos erupts on the plantation. Based on slave narratives and featuring an all PoC company of actors, Southern Promises is a brilliant examination of the deeply disturbing and utterly corrupting power of  American slavery and its lasting grip on our country’s hearts and institutions.  The Flea ends its Color Brave Season bringing this haunting reality onto the stage of The Sam.

Content Warning: Please be advised there is physical and sexual violence, full nudity, racial slurs, and a gunshot in Southern Promises.

Please be advised, there is no late seating or re-entry.

Student rush tickets are available 10 minutes prior to curtain for $10, based on availability and with a valid student ID. (Student rush is available for Flea produced shows only.)

*All tickets include an additional $2 Theater Restoration Fee, which keeps the lights on in our new digs. $15 tickets are based on availability. 

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