Black Creek Risin'

Mama Jakes, who is a majestic black woman decides to start bootlegging whiskey with her young partner/ musician Willie Earl when the law of Prohibition settles down in New Orleans, causing her juke joint to close up. Meanwhile, she deals with her abusive husband and vivacious young daughter, Hoochie. Mama Jakes then must confront herself, her desires, and the chain of devastating life-changing events that are...
Mama Jakes, who is a majestic black woman decides to start bootlegging whiskey with her young partner/ musician Willie Earl when the law of Prohibition settles down in New Orleans, causing her juke joint to close up. Meanwhile, she deals with her abusive husband and vivacious young daughter, Hoochie. Mama Jakes then must confront herself, her desires, and the chain of devastating life-changing events that are set in motion.
A thunderous play about love... bootlegging... and the dark secrets hidden in the backwoods of Louisiana. A first of LaDarrion Williams' Juke Joint Trilogy Plays.
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Black Creek Risin'

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  • Shannon Musgrave:
    13 Sep. 2018
    A finalist for the 2018 David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artist Theatre Grant in partnership with Salt Lake Acting Company, BLACK CREEK RISIN' takes place in 1920s New Orleans with larger than life characters and exciting theatrical challenges. LaDarrion Williams is a skillful writer and has created a vivid world in which to play.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Self-Produced
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    2018

Awards

Finalist
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The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists Grant
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The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists Grant
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2018