A new one-man show by playwright Howard Craft tells the story of a man who exists in five incarnations at different points in American history.
The show spans 100 years and tells the stories of a man named Abel Green who appears as a minstrel in one universe, and a cult leader, FBI informant, struggling actor, and out-of-work mortgage broker in four other universes. While the men all live in different eras, they struggle with the same central question: how do I make decisions and survive given my racial, political and social surroundings?
Host Frank Stasio talks with playwright Howard Craft and performer Alphonse Nicholson about the show Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green on stage at Swain Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill through January 24.
Watch a preview of the show here: