Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts
MainStage Productions Presents


September 17 & 18

A fully staged play
Winning submission from the
2021 AAPG Playwright's Festival


  • Friday, September 17th @ 7:30pm

  • Saturday, September 18th @ 2:00pm

    • Talkback afterwards​

  • Saturday, September 18th @ 8:00pm

Written by Coolidge Harris II
Directed by Elizabeth Flax

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  • $16 for adults

  • $14 for students, seniors, children

    • Reserved seating

    • Seating is limited due to social distancing

    • Masks required at all times while inside the theatre and lobby

    • PLEASE NOTE: For social distancing purposes, our ticketing system will automatically add a buffer of 1 seat on either side of your group.  The seating chart displays seats currently available with existing buffer seats taken into account.  You do not need to do anything special - simply select your seats and a buffer is automatically applied.

Content Advisory:  Greenwood is a historical drama that contains
mature content and situations, as well as adult language.


  • Finalist in the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) 2021 NewPlayFest

  • Semi Finalist in the 2021 National Playwrights Conference, Eugene O'Neill Theatre

  • Honorable Mention in the Panndora's Box 2020 Playwrights Competition 

  • Winner of the African American Playwrights Contest 2021 (w/AAPG & MPH)

  • This production has previously been featured as a virtual staged reading through Riant Theatre in New York and Dramatist Guild Bay Area in California.  

About the show...

Winner of the African American Playwrights Group 2021 Playwright's Festival (a collaboration with Matthews Playhouse). This historical drama, set in Tulsa, OK, starts on the day of May 30th, 1921; the day leading up to the Black Wall Street massacre. Lucile and Red-Manning, owners of a boarding house located in the heart of the Greenwood district, come to realize they are two degrees separated from a guest who has come to establish roots there. Lucile and Red-Manning have a special union which is threatened by this mysterious traveler. The boarding home occupants, like most citizens of Greenwood live a normal life, proud of the community they have built, but navigating the undercurrent of racial inequities is a constant in their lives. The play is a love story that orbits the most violent day in Black American history.