The Struggle for Justice, set during the two decades of 1935-55, adapted freely from the centuries-old tradition of Indonesian wayang kulit theater, tells the story of an African American man’s experience in the Jim Crow south of Mississippi. Determined to overcome the discrimination, violence and intimidation he faces because people don’t like the color of his skin, a man sets out to prove his courage as a way of getting the respect he deserves, and in the process realizes the depth of his human potential, and that of the personalities of all colors and opinions who populate his story
“I’ve taken an uncompromising look at the topics described. Venues in my region, in general, are afraid to book The Struggle for Justice for fear of controversy.“
The Struggle for Justice features shadow puppets. It is suitable for audiences age 17 and above with a taste for innovations in traditional puppetry and storytelling. Rated R.