"The Will" at Idlewild

Classical Connections to African American Culture
Friday, May 30 - Sunday, June 1, 2008
"The Will," written by Sandra Seaton, emeritus professor of English at Central Michigan University, portrays the life of an African American family in a small town in Tennessee after the Civil War. The play offers both a dramatization of the experience of African Americans during Reconstruction and an interpretation of African American culture that brings out the place of classical music in African American history and life. The story of families like the Websters of "The Will" remains almost entirely untold. The father of the family, Cyrus Webster, is determined to pass on not only his worldly possessions but also his courage and wisdom to his descendants.
  • Friday, May 30, 2008 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 1, 2008 at 2 p.m.