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Deep Under
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SynopsisNed, a white farmer in 1962 Florida (USA) hires Daniel, a black ex-convict, to help him dig for what he believes is DeSoto's gold buried on his land. They find artifacts which turn out to be remnants of a slave camp from the 19th century. Despite their racial antagonisms and distrust, they join together to create a civil rights museaum on the property, until this plan is detroyed by their own deep seated racial prejudices. Was produced in New York as an Equity Showcase to many positive reviews (available on request) from reviews such as Fintan O'Toole and John Simon; afterwards was produced in Philadelphia and Houston.
Cast2M, 1 w (minimum 3)
Ned; 50's white man Daniel; 20's black man Hannah; Ned's daughter, 16
ProductionAn open field on a farm; simple, one-set
StatusAvailable for performance
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Doug Grissom is an American playwright based in Virginia. His plays have been produced in many regional theatres, including Theatre Virginia, the Source Theatre in Washington D.C., Mill Mountain Theatre, Venture Theatre (Philadelphia), and Main Street Theatre (Houston). His play DEEP DOWN played at the Intar Theatre in New York in 1998. He has won several awards, including the Virginia Playwriting Award (TOCOI LIGHT), Mill Mountain New Play Competition (NED & DANíS HISTORY EMPORIUM) and the Outstanding New Play Award at the Washington Theatre Festival (YEAR OF PILGRIMAGE). His educational theatre piece on acquaintance rape, BUT I SAID NO (co-written with Margaret Baldwin), has received national acclaim and has toured extensively for the last 10 years on college campuses. His most recent play, ELVIS PEOPLE, has had two successful regional theatre productions in 2006, and a New York premiere is scheduled for 2007.

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