Set in 1918 South Carolina, Wedding Band is an unsparing tale about the decade-long romance between a black seamstress and a white baker who love each other devotedly, while enduring disapproval from whites and scorn from blacks. They confront the possibility of living a normal married life as Herman falls ill, a Julia reaches out to forge bonds of solidarity with her community.
Content Warning: Wedding Band is set in 1918 South Carolina, a time and place in history when laws banning interracial marriage were firmly in place. This play frankly explores themes of race and class, and questions the devastating impact of unjust laws on ordinary human lives. Explicit racist language and actions are depicted and described throughout the play.
Dates are Nov 30, Dec 1-3, Dec 7-10. Thurs-Sat at 730PM; Sun at 2PM.
Tickets available at 618-453-6000 or at siutickets.evenue.net or at theateranddance.siu.edu.