Cepheus Miles grew up on a farm in rural South Carolina, where he was content to work the land. When the Vietnam War comes along, he refuses to serve, is imprisoned and looses his land. The prospect of a new job -- a slinky new girlfriend -- and life in the big city proves exciting. But when urban realities triumph, Cepheus is forced to take a good hard look at himself. Eventually, he finds his way HOME.
Written by Samm-Art Williams; Directed by Phillip Van Lear
Featuring Lisa Biggs, Linda Bright Clay and Freeman Coffee
About the Chicago Theatre Company: Community-based African-American theater groups are few and far between. The Chicago Theatre Company (CTC) was such a rare gem. Located in the Parkway Community Center, a Hull House affiliate, the theater group produced three plays a year. Past successes included "Pill Hill"; the sardonic spoof "The Little Tommy Parker Celebrated Colored Minstrel Show"; "Train Is Comin'," the saga of the a cappella Fisk Jubilee Singers; and "A Red Death," a film noir-style thriller by Walter Mosley (author of "Devil in a Blue Dress"); Leslie Lee's powerful "Sundown Names and Night-Done Things" (a look at struggling insurance company workers in the 1930s); Gavin Lawrence's funny "Cut Flowers" (about a bunch of guys working as florists in the 1990s); and Don Wilson Glenn's "American Menu," about the travails of female kitchen workers in a segregated Texas diner in spring 1968.