By Caryl Phillips
America woke up to the voice of one its greatest writers when the Civil Rights movement set the UNITED STATES on fire.
James Baldwin was a novelist, essayist, playwright and polemicist, but he forged his clear view of America when he sent himself into exile in PARIS, where he could explore his sexuality, and find the words he had to say.
Caryl Phillips knew him, and his sweeping drama explores that extraordinary time in FRANCE.
James Baldwin....Ricky Fearon
Jean-Claude, older....Ronald Pickup
Jean-Claude, younger....Tom Silburn
Richard Wright....Declan Wilson
Mrs Wilkes....Lisa Davina Phillip
With Roger May, Timothy Morand, Bob Sherman, Rachel Atkins and Chris Moran.
Directed by Ned Chaillet.