the road weeps, the well runs dry

the road weeps, the well runs dry

USF’s School of Theatre and Dance brings the play "the road weeps, the well runs dry" to the stage in April. On University Beat on WUSF TV, we’ll hear from playwright Marcus Gardley and some of the cast and crew behind this epic tale of identity and community.

the road weeps, the well runs dry

USF is one of four theater companies in the country—and the only one based at a university—presenting the road weeps, the well runs dry. The play tells the story of the “Black Seminoles” who migrated from Florida to Oklahoma to create one of the United States’ first all-black towns. We talk to the cast and crew, including award-winning playwright Marcus Gardley, on this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7.

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The Lengthy Journey of "the road weeps, the well runs dry" to USF's Stage

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The Cast & Crew of USF's "the road weeps, the well runs dry" Speak Out

Marcus Gardley, playwright for the road weeps, the well runs dry (which will be performed at USF in April), talks about the path the play took to get to Tampa.

Director Fanni Green, USF student actress Tiffany Schultz (“Mary South”), Student Asst. Director Carlos Garcia and guest actress Perri Gaffney ("Half-George") share their thoughts on the road weeps, the well runs dry.

More Information: 

the road weeps, the well runs dry
Performance Dates & Times
Apr 3-5 and 9-12 at 8 pm
Apr 6, 12 & 13at 3 pm
Theatre 2, USF Tampa Campus
Advance Purchase - $8 Students/Seniors, $12 General Admission
Day of Performance - $10 Students/Seniors, $15 General Admission
Purchase tickets online
Purchase by phone: 813-974-2323
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Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

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