For generations, Lewis's family painted a door blue to keep evil spirits out and "ya soul family in." Lewis, an African-American math professor, has tried to shut the door to his heritage. All he sees is oppression and tries to escape. Then his wife wants a divorce. He's alone and spends a "10-year night" with his ancestors learning how to paint that door. Moxie Theatre gives Tanya Barfield's haunted drama a first-rate production, led by Vimel Sephus (Lewis) and Cortez L. Johnson (as everyone else). In 95 minutes, Barfield retells African-American history with first-hand voices. Critic's Pick.
Ongoing until Sunday, March 5, 2017