The Amen Corner

The Amen Corner

By James Baldwin

January 26 – February 11, 2024

Previews January 24 and 25

In a small, God-fearing church on a street corner in Harlem, devout pastor Margaret Anderson is confronted with her complicated past.  Her estranged husband returns provoking conflict in her family putting their son at a crossroads.  Will Margaret find forgiveness? Will the congregation accept the complexities of life? Or will both remain unyielding in their religious convictions?  James Baldwin’s scalding and exultant masterpiece of the modern American theatre, proves it is faith and the love we have for our community that sees us through.

“The Amen Corner” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Run Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes (including two 10 minute intermissions)

Torie Wiggins*


A.J. Baldwin*

Sister Rice

Geoffrey Warren Barnes II*

Brother Davis


Sister Douglass

Jasimine Bouldin

Ida Jackson/Woman

Burgess C. Byrd*

Sister Moore

Kenneth Early*

Brother Boxer

Warren Jackson*

Brother Jackson

Kyndra Dyanne Jefferies

Sister Boxer

Keisha L. Kemper




Adrian DeVaughn Summers


Aleah Vassell*

Sister Sally

  • Candice Handy


  • Samantha Reno

    Scenic Designer

  • Jessica Drayton

    Lighting Designer

  • Kendra Johnson

    Costume Designer

  • Kara Eble Trusty

    Properties Designer

  • Kevin Semancik

    Sound Designer

  • Yemi Oyediran

    Music Director/Composer

  • Rainy Edwards and Robert Carlton Stimmel

    Co- Projection Designers

  • Cole Sweasy*   

    Production Stage Manager

  • Shelby Scaffidi*

    Assistant Stage Manager

  • Isaiah Reaves


  • Kate Bindus

    Production Manager

  • Becca Anderson, Cyrus Fontenot, Joysoline Ivory Smith


  • *Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

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