Tree of Fire
An evening of socially relevant theatre followed by Q&A and a light reception
Director: Linda Lowry
Actors: Ahku and Ellyn Alonzo
A Magnolia tree catches fire in an aged and ominous women's prison. Three female inmates who have been forgotten and left to perish are suddenly shaken into memories of their past that inform the truth of their souls and the urgent need to expose the inhumanity of the prison world.
"...A powerful play that expresses the rage women feel imprisoned by the limits of men's conscience... An authentic voice comes shinning through with poetry and courage." -Josefina Lopez
"Tree of Fire" sings and screams for those who have no voice.We meet women who are separated from their families, from their lives, from time itself. Never self pitying and often very funny, this piece takes us into the soul of their experience. Style and content are boldly woven together to give us an intimate encounter with the heart of the imprisoned." -Leon Martell