Alice Childress’s Wedding Band Returns, Well-Burnished

Helen Shaw has written about theater in New York since 2005, and for New York since 2019.

Brittany Bradford in Wedding Band, at TFANA. Photo: Henry Grossman

Most playwrights wind up forgotten. Alice Childress was briefly successful during her lifetime—one of her plays, Wedding Band (subtitle: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White) was frequently produced and even turned into a television movie in 1974 starring Ruby Dee— but in subsequent years she slipped from public view, ignored by even academics

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