Julie Smith: In Abraham’s Bosom

Our “Play Group” read In Abraham’s Bosom, by Paul Green, today. Whew! We had so much to talk about as we read the play aloud and after we finished. There are so many issues that are still so present today considering the continued oppression of Black people and resistance to change by white people. We all came away feeling that Abe was an inherently good man, trying to educate his fellow Black people, though faced such a frustrating uphill fight, sometimes surrendering to his rage and violent nature. Reading the part of the narrator, I especially appreciated Paul Green’s descriptions of the setting in each scene.
Thank you to Cold Reads for access to the script!