What the Reviewers are saying...
"Samm-Art Williams' Tony-nominated 1979 play, seen Sunday, May 14, at the African American Art and Culture Complex, is that rare drama that earns every pang of homesickness, every longing for bygone days, that it sets out to conjure." - Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate.com
"Myers Clark, Tristan Cunningham, Britney Frazier give “Home” the welcome it deserves under the strong direction of Aldo Billingslea." - Irene Nelson, Theatrius
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Samm-Art Williams is an American playwright, screenwriter, stage, film and TV actor. He was born on January 20, 1946 in Burgaw, North Carolina as Samuel Arthur Williams. Much of his work concerns the African-American experience. Williams' play HOME was first mounted by the Negro Ensemble Company at St. Mark's Playhouse in 1979, and moved to Broadway’s Cort Theatre from May 7, 1980 to January 4, 1981. He was nominated for a 1980 Tony Award in the Best Play category for HOME. As a TV producer and writer, Williams received two Emmy nominations for his TV series work in the mid-80's and is known for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), Martin (1992) and The Good News (1997).
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Aldo Billingslea has mounted full productions of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun for Pear Theatre and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Goodwill Shakespeare Company in Summerland, British Columbia. He has directed Hansberry's The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, Love’s Labours Lost, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Santa Clara University along with the Shadowbox, The Odd Couple, The Good Doctor, Pentecost and Brian Thorstenson’s Welcome to Claradise. As an actor Aldo has performed at TheatreWorks, Marin Theatre Company, the Aurora Theatre, the Magic Theatre, A.C.T., and with Shakespeare Festivals of: Arabia, California, Dallas, Marin, Oregon, Santa Cruz, and Utah.