Young Richard was produced in 1991 by the St. Louis Black Repertory Company, Ron Himes artistic director and was presented at the National Black Theatre Festival the same year.
Young Richard is a play about the social and political issues that plague America. Richard is a young black writer whose patron, a white business man, abruptly withdraws his financial aid when Richard’s writings turn to world issues rather than the “black issues” the politically correct patron wishes to support. After blaming the world’s ills on larger entities such as corporations and figure heads, Richard ultimately discovers something about himself and personal responsibility.
Cast requirements: 5 men, 2 women.
Set requirements: Unit Set, various locations.
Approximate running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes