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Wine in the Wilderness

The 1964 race riots erupt outside painter Bill Jamerson’s Harlem apartment as he struggles to complete the final painting of his triptych on Black Womanhood... then he is introduced to Tommy. A force of nature whose home has been burnt down in the riots, Tommy becomes Bill’s inspiration. As artist and muse collide, they discover each other - and themselves - anew. Alice Childress’s breathtaking story calls for self-respect and empowerment during a moment of seismic change for the Black community.

“…a superb and shattering drama of raw emotions.” —Boston Herald Traveler

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Join EgoPo live and in-person at the Drake or choose to view this extraordinary production from the comfort of your home starting January 25th.  Virtual ticket holders will receive a password protected link, good for 24 hours.  Virtual access ends January 30th.

January 19th - 30th, 2022 at the Bluver Theatre at the Drake

VIRTUAL Recording
Available January 25-30th, 2022

Proof of Covid Vaccine required for entry to the theater. Masks required at all times while indoors.

Accessibility: The performance space is on the first floor with no steps or stairs. Accommodation requests can be made by emailing

Written by

Alice Childress

Directed By

Damien J. Wallace

Estimated Run Time

90 minutes
Jan 19 - Jan 30, 2022
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Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake
302 S. Hicks Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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