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Under Big Piney ~ Written & Produced by John Jiler

June 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Written & Produced by John Jiler
Directed by Corey Atkins

Starring Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother Where Art ThouWatchmen) and Gloria Reuben (ERLincoln)
Featuring Christa Kimlicko Jones, Russell Jordan, and Mike Keller
An online charity reading raising funds for the Southern Poverty Law Center

Racial and sexual politics collide when an idealistic white man from New York travels to the south to petition for the removal of a Confederate statue. The only problem is, he soon falls in love with the town’s conservative Black mayor. The ensuing courtship is chaotic and forces everyone – black and white – to confront their shared history. Will demolishing the statue heal the town or further divide it?

Written by Seaview resident John Jiler and developed over the past year by the Actors Studio and with director Leah Gardiner (For Colored Girls… at New York’s Public Theatre), this online reading will be performed by an array of award-winning actors including Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother Where Art ThouWatchmen) and Gloria Reuben (ERLincoln). The reading is directed for Zoom by Corey Atkins. Ticket sales proceeds will be re-granted by Intiman Theatre to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which for fifty years has been a slim, valiant bulwark against racism and right-wing extremism in America.

Remote performance live June 24th, Eastern Time and streaming until June 27, 2021.

About the Author

Shoshanna M.

Shoshanna McCollum is editor of Fire Island News. Author of two books, and award-winning journalist for multiple Fire Island and South Shore Long Island publications since 2000, she resides year round on Fire Island with her husband and many cats.