Event Information
Stage Left Studio Inc. Presents
Southern Gothic Novel: The Aberdeen Mississippi Sex-Slave Incident
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 through Wednesday, June 24, 2009

There are 5,218 people living in Aberdeen, Mississippi. This is the story of 17 of them and the men that caused all of the trouble. EXTENDED THRU JUNE 24

Length: 1 hr 00 mins
Intermission(s): Unknown
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

Click here for our NY Times review!

"Unique and utterly brilliant, Southern Gothic Novel is a must-see for anyone interested in innovative, beyond-the-fringe theater." -Sam Oglesby, The Bulletin Published: Friday, January 30, 2009

Conceived by, Written & Starring
Frank Blocker
Directed & Staged by Cheryl King

The whole thing started when Viola Haygood, the Assistant Librarian of the Charles B. Evans Memorial Library, fell in love for the umpteenth time. This one was new in town. He was tall. He was dark. He was handsome. And he smelled really good.

It was the dark coincidence of his arrival that caused the locals to comment. Someone was kidnapping Aberdeen's young women. They were eating cheese nachos at Big Otis's Saloon one night and gone the next. Not so much as bye your leave.

The town was getting nervous. They were locking the stately front doors of their antebellum homes and the aluminum screen doors of their double-wide trailers. For the first time. Ever. They would have called in the FBI but they didn't have to, as that particular organization was proud to boast a national office on Aberdeen's Main Street that runs along the scenic banks of the Tombigbee River.

This was a town in an uproar. Dirty deeds being done dirt cheap. Women being snapped up and carted off to who knows where. FBI running up and down the streets like they know which way was up. Reporters descending like locust. Lawyers locking and loading.

Stage Left Studio is located at 438 W 37th Street 5A, NYC, just east of 37 Arts. Stage Left Studio is tucked away on the FIFTH FLOOR of this beautiful old industrial building. Please note that we DO NOT HAVE A MARQUEE. But you'll recognize us by the white glass globe light fixtures. Simply buzz the button for Stage Left, listed in the building directory, and come up the elevator to the fifth floor and walk down the hall. Conveniently located between 9th and 10th Avenues, near the Port Authority and Penn Stations A, C or E line.

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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.