Actor and playwright Juliette Jeffers performs 20 different characters in her solo performance Judgment Day, specially scheduled for presentation during Black History Month on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. PST. (4:00 p.m. EST). The show is an Official Selection of Solofest 2021 at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks.
This is a virtual presentation. First, there will be a Vimeo screening of the show, followed by a live Q&A with Ms. Jeffers via Zoom. The estimated running time of the show is 60 minutes.
Ja’Quon Johnson believes he is being brought to the courthouse to be tried for his role in a drug sting operation. Instead, he is surprised to learn that he is being called as a witness against God Himself. God is being charged with hating Black people, based on the evidence of their suffering prejudice, indignities, slavery, hatred, discrimination and murder over the course of four centuries. Testimony is heard from slave rebellion leader Nat Turner, voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, two very different Black clergymen, even a Jewish Holocaust survivor.
How could God permit the long litany of disasters and atrocities to happen? What will the verdict of the people’s court be?
Directed by Denise Dowse.