Resident playwright’s 2 plays to be read in 3 area venues starting May 3

Crystal V. Rhodes is an award-winning playwright and author. She has written more than 20 plays that have been produced in theaters, high schools and colleges throughout the U.S.

By Hannah Kiefer
Two short plays by Conner Prairie resident playwright Crystal V. Rhodes will be read in May at three different venues.

“The Rhodes Family Incident” portrays two disillusioned college students as they stumble across an historic racial incident in their hometown that greatly influences their views about where they grew up.

“Lillian and Beulah” tells the story about when a cub reporter challenges a history-making journalist and the first black female doctor in Indianapolis, he discovers how these two fiercely independent women and long forgotten icons of the early 20th Century channeled their energy into protecting the African-American community from tuberculosis.

Readings and discussion of the plays “Giving Voice: African-American’s Presence in Indiana’s History” will be at 6:30 p.m. May 3 at Phoenix Theatre, 6:30 p.m. May 4 at Indiana Landmarks Center and 4 p.m. May 14 at Conner Prairie. All events are free and open to the public. Continue reading