Guarding the Bridge-Play

Guarding the Bridge

by Chuck Gorden

Co-winner of the 1998 Michael Kanin Award for Best Short Play. A Play in One Act by Chuck Gorden. A bigoted father and his well educated son occupy a broken down bridge in a remote wooded area. The father is a manifestation of the son's memory as he recalls events that occurred on the day Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. It becomes increasingly obvious that, despite the younger man's protests to the contrary, his father's prejudices are grounded in his subconscious. 


All performances take place on days honoring equality:

  • April 4th: MLK Remembrance Day
    (50th anniversary of assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.)
  • April 23rd: National Holocaust Remembrance Day
    (Special guest speaker, Holocaust survivor, Ms. Ruth Zimbler)
  • May 21st: U.N. Day for Diversity
  • June 19th: Juneteenth (Freedom Day)
  • July 18th: Nelson Mandela International Day
  • July 30th: International Day of Friendship
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