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2016061820190406 (R4)A new drama from playwright Bonnie Greer, inspired by August Strindberg’s play The Father, but set in the United States of 2016, against the legacy of the unrest in Ferguson and Chicago following the fatal shootings of young black men at the hands of police officers.

Tavis Adolph is a jazz trumpeter of international standing, at war with his younger wife, Laura, over the future of their daughter, Sippi. Tavis wants Sippi to join the struggle in Ferguson; Laura wants her to go to Harvard Law School. Theirs is a battle of the sexes, but also a battle of the generations - the Civil Rights era vs the Obama generation.

Tavis Adolph.....Hugh Quarshie
Laura Abernathy-Adolph.....Clare Perkins
Reverend Mike/ Dave.....Jason Barnett
Token.....Eric Kofi Abrefa
Hamid Boubakir.....Nabil Elouahabi
Sippi.....Tamara Lawrence
Miss Carlotta.....Cecilia Noble

Trumpet Player.....Pete Ringrose

Directed by Emma Harding

Bonnie Greer's play, inspired by Strindberg, about the legacy of the 2014 Ferguson unrest

Drama from BBC Radio 4

20160618Bonnie Greer's play, inspired by Strindberg, about the legacy of the 2014 Ferguson unrest

Drama from BBC Radio 4

20160618