The Last Shall be First (August - September 2012)


Slave rebellion is part of America's long and troubled history of slavery and racial conflict. “The Last Shall Be First” tells of the excesses and cruelties of slavery as experienced by a fictionalized character named Monroe. Through a veil of prophecy, mysticism, truth and rebellion he leads a band of slaves to revolt against the horrors of slavery. Using slavery, religion, historical accounts, newspaper clippings from 1831, and the account of the November 4, 1979 Iran hostage crisis, the Playwright provides the slave’s perspective and motivations for resisting and rebelling against the institution of slavery.