What Was Done

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What Was Done

July 14, 2023 - July 23, 2023

What Was Done at Spotlighters Theatre
What Was Done  – a new work by local Baltimore playwright, John L. B. Gohn, directed by Barry Feinstein. In collaboration with Baltimore Playwrights Festival
It’s 1978, in rural Maryland. Deirdre, a White historian working on grant money to complete a dissertation on lynchings in the state, is killing two birds with one stone, visiting farmland where the last Maryland lynching happened (in 1933) and stopping by her Uncle Selby’s home. An anomaly in the tax records of the farmland sets her on the trail of what really happened in the lynching, a story that reaches back to the 1840s and forward to 1978, and will turn out to involve Deirdre’s uncle, her uncle’s in-laws, Deirdre’s Black civil rights worker boyfriend, and their 14-year-old son. The story of endemic racism, once uncovered, will force the characters to make momentous decisions regarding allegiances, attitudes, and (it is implied) the politics of this present day.
Performance Dates:  July 14 – 23, 2023


July 14, 2023
July 23, 2023


Spotlighters Theatre
817 St Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
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