BOTTOM LINE: A gay Black love story set in 1862, Sugar in Our Wounds is the first in a promising trilogy that covers different eras of American history.
It is the summer of 1862 on a cotton plantation in the American South. The plantation's slaves live in a small cottage—there is James, young Mattie, and Aunt Mama, a wise, old woman who is neither aunt or mother, but who has great spiritual and historical knowledge. Aunt Mama and James often walk by a tall tree that, they suppose, reaches to Heaven...
The Festival runs February 14 - March 4.
2 Theaters, 3 Weeks, 12 Days, 30 independent theater companies, and over 150 performances.
We will be reviewing many of the shows in the festival.