Set in New York 2018
A recently widowed white book editor invites a younger black writer to her apartment, only to find that a night of tenderness and passion turns into a brutal morning-after when he threatens to reveal a dark secret about her past unless she publishes his debut novel.
Will the young writer succeed in his blackmail attempt and claim his reparations for a life of perceived racial injustice, or will she force his hand and seize her own emotional reparations.
Gloucester Stage Company, MA
Reparations, which first premiered at The Billie Holliday Theater in Brooklyn, was performed in the fall of 2021 by the Gloucester Stage Company, at the Windhover Performing Arts Center, MA.
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Written By James Sheldon
Directed By Michele Shay
The Billie Holiday Theatre, Brooklyn
Winner - "Best Play 2020"
Recent Reviews of Reparations
Gloucester Stage Wraps Outdoor Season with Thought-Provoking ‘Reparations’
Review by Michael Hoban, New England TheaterMirror.net 9/8/2021 If you’re considering seeing the Gloucester Stage production of...
Heart-Tugging Production, ‘Reparations,’ Makes World Debut
by C. Zawadi Morris, BK Reader I’m going to get straight to the point: Run, go see James Sheldon’s “Reparations,” showing now at The...
The Revelations Come Fast and Furious In ‘Reparations’
By Jacquinn Sinclair Boston Globe correspondent, Updated September 10, 2021 In Gloucester Stage Company’s “Reparations,” Reg Ambrose, a...
Reparations: Revenge, Retribution, Regret, & Resurrection
Sandi Durell's Theater Pizzazz. Review by Michael Tingley A tall, wooden sailboat sits on the coffee table of a meticulously...
In ‘Reparations,’ Righting Wrongs Comes With a Cost
By Elisabeth Vincentelli, NY Times 11/6/2019 James Sheldon’s play examines what happens when trauma is used to material ends. The new...