The Actors' Gang Theater @ Ivy Substation
9070 Venice Boulevard, Palms, Culver City
A special co-production from The Actors' Gang, Black University, and Okan Entertainment
The Darkness: Goddess Revealed is told through the perspective of three vastly different characters, all played by writer Nick Gillie: Glory Banks was a surgeon, Patrick Bartholomey was an outlaw, and Darrick Taylor was a Black Slave in the Mississippi cotton fields. As these characters enter the afterlife, their understanding of their own lives is utterly transformed in the presence of The Darkness, the infinite beauty of life and creation. In this space they see themselves surrounded by The We, ethereal beings who appear to the men as Black women and girls. The men believe The We have gathered to hear their life stories. They have not. The We await three of their own, three sacred beings played by Liza Cruzat, Raquel Rosser, and Erin Washington. When the men experience their final moments, their relationship to these sacred beings is revealed as we witness their union with the collective Spirit.