Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 3 PM.
Directed by Percy Thomas
The Last Shall Be First tells of the excesses and cruelties of slavery as experienced by a fictionalized character named Monroe. Monroe a self proclaimed preacher, who through a veil of prophecy, mysticism, truth and rebellion leads a small band of slaves to plan their escape from the Potter Plantation. Percy Thomas uses religion, historical accounts of slavery, newspaper clippings from 1831, and the account of the November 4, 1979 Iran hostage crisis, to weave a tale of one manÍs quest to be free.
Percy W. Thomas, SC.D., began his acting career at the Arena Playhouse in Baltimore, Maryland in Ed Bullin’s ñClara’s Ole Man.î He is the founder of the Free Spirit Theater and the Percy Thomas Acting Studio. He has more than twenty years of experience in theater, commercial television and film. Dr. Thomas has appeared in more than 40 staged productions. He has written several plays: Where the Side Walk Cracks (1975), Man on the Mountain (1978), Dreamer of Dreams (1980), Dividing Line (1983), Saggy Pants (2010), and The Last Shall be First (2012). For more information visit www.heraldsofhopetheater.com.
Convenient parking is located at the rear of the building on Asquith Street off of Orleans with easy access to the theater.