“Day of Absence: A Satirical Fantasy”

Title“Day of Absence: A Satirical Fantasy”
Year for Search1966
AuthorsWard, Douglas Turner (b. 1939)
Secondary TitleHappy Ending and Day of Absence. Two Plays
Pagination27-58
Date Published1966
PublisherDramatists Play Service
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsAfrican-American author, Male author
Annotation

The play takes place in one typical dystopian small Southern town in which all the Negroes disappear for one day and shows how completely the whites are dependent on them. 

Info Notes

The play was first performed November 15, 1965 at the St. Mark’s Playhouse, New York

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

African-American author (b. 1939)

Full Text

1966 Ward, Douglas Turner (b. 1930). “Day of Absence: A Satirical Fantasy.” In his Happy Ending and Day of Absence. Two Plays (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1966), 27-58. PSt

The play takes place in one typical dystopian small Southern town in which all the Negroes disappear for one day and shows how completely the whites are dependent on them. The play was first performed November 15, 1965 at the St. Mark’s Playhouse, New York. African-American author.