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by John Henry Redwood

Category: History and Criticism
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: John Henry Redwood
ISBN: 0822218283
ISBN13: 978-0822218289
Language: English
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc. (January 1, 2002)
Pages: 72
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No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs (2000) is an American play by John Henry Redwood.

No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs (2000) is an American play by John Henry Redwood. Set in Halifax, North Carolina in around 1949, the play dramatizes the unfortunate times of an African-American family, the Cheeks, and their encounter with a Jewish writer, Yaveni Aaronsohn. The title refers to a placard said to have been put by the road at the entrance to a town in Mississippi.

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John Henry Redwood is best known for his play THE OLD SETTLER, which had its world premiere at the McCarter Theatre (Princeton, NJ) and Long Wharf Theatre (New Haven, CT) as a co-production. THE OLD SETTLER was awarded the 1995 Beverly Hills Theatre Guild/Julie Harris Playwriting Award and the Virginia Duvall Mann Playwriting Award (presented by the Charlotte Repertory Theatre Festival of New American Plays, Charlotte, NC). THE OLD SETTLER has been performed Off-Broadway at Primary Stages (New York, NY) and at numerous locations throughout the United States.

John Henry Redwood's latest paean to the strength of self-sacrificial blackĀ . Production: A Philadelphia Theater Co. presentation of a co-production with Primary Stages of a play in two acts by John Henry Redwood.

This new melodrama's title (which appears with asterisks in the newspaper ad, oddly deleting "Jews" too) comes from a sign seen entering a town in Mississippi in the bad old days of Jim Crow. Directed by Israel Hicks.

John Henry Redwood's world premiere drama, "No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs," is as stark and startling as its title

John Henry Redwood's world premiere drama, "No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs," is as stark and startling as its title. Its realistic portrayal of the effect of bigotry on one family's well being is a history lesson well worth retelling. Redwood's play takes place on a backwoods porch in North Carolina circa 1949, but the story serves as a microcosm of the racial prejudice and social unrest that was prevalent during that time.

NO NIGGERS, NO JEWS, NO DOGS By John Henry Redwood Directed by Israel Hicks Cast: Elizabeth Van Dyke, Marcus Naylor, Jack Aaron, Charis M. Wilson, Adrienne Carter, Rayme Cornell Set Design: Michael Brown Lighting Design: Anne G. Wrightson Costume Design: Christine Field Sound Design: Elaine Tague Running time: 2 hours with one intermission Co-production of Philadelphia Theatre Company and Primary Stages Players.

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John Henry Redwood III, playwright, actor, librettist and lyricist, dies at 60. .

John Henry Redwood III, playwright, actor, librettist and lyricist, dies at 60; photo (M. Mr. Redwood gained national recognition with his bittersweet romantic comedy ''The Old Settler,'' which became a theater staple in the late 1990's. Another success was ''No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs,'' which opened in 2000 in Philadelphia and was nominated for a Barrymore Award for best new play. It was presented Off Broadway in 2001. As an actor, Mr. Redwood toured the country in ''Looking Over the President's Shoulder,'' a one-man show written by James Still.

In the spring of 2003, the playwright John Henry Redwood had a fatal heart attack in his Philadelphia home. His plays included Mark VIII:xxxvi and No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs, but the piece for which he is best remembered is the highly acclaimed The Old Settler, which has enjoyed great success in theatres all over the country.

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