A&T Theater Arts Program Tackles Play About a Love Affair That Stands the Test of Time

03/16/2017 College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Greensboro, N.C. (March 14, 2017) – The Theater Arts program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will present “Plenty of Time,” March 23-26 and March 30-April 2.

Written by Dr. John Shevin Foster and directed by Dr. Vanita Vactor, “Plenty of Time” is the story of two unlikely lovers, a spoiled rich debutante and a Black Panther. Set in 1968, Corey and Christina meet in Oak Bluffs – a black section of Martha’s Vineyard. Christina is 17 years old and from an upper class family. Corey is 22 and a member of the Black Panther Party. Despite their obvious differences they are sexually attracted and share a passionate night together. The next morning, however, they begin to talk and their conflicting worlds unfold.

Over the next 33 years they marry, although not to each other, and continue to meet on the same annual date to continue their sometimes illicit affair. Each time they return to the small private beach house, they bring with them their personal growth and experiences, as well as the influences of the ongoing (sometimes radical, sometimes stagnant) social and political changes for African-Americans.

Join the cast and crew for a special talk-back session with Foster on Friday, March 31, directly following the production.