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The First Breeze of Summer (Broadway Theatre Archive)
The First Breeze of Summer
Broadway Theatre Archive
Actors: Ethel Ayler, Charles Brown, Bebe Drake, Frances Foster, Moses Gunn
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2003     1hr 30min

A complex and emotional drama, this "?touching and terrifying?wonderfully moving" play deals with the conflicts between a stern, hard-working father and his two discontented sons (New York Times). It also tells the story o...  more »

     
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Actors: Ethel Ayler, Charles Brown, Bebe Drake, Frances Foster, Moses Gunn
Creator: Leslie Lee
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television, Classical, Broadway Theatre Archive
Studio: Kultur Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/13/2003
Original Release Date: 01/28/1976
Theatrical Release Date: 01/28/1976
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A COOL BREEZE
Guy De Federicis | east of here | 01/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of several Broadway Archive Series DVDs that chronicles televised productions of plays, The First Breeze of Summer, is an exquisite account of a black southern woman's solemn and painful retreating of her past as her family gathers for a birthday celebration during a suffocating heat wave. Civil rights aside, this story concentrates on the emotional plight of womanhood and the wolf that prowls in the back shadows of Christian conviction. A family Gospel singing scene with grandmother and grandson experiencing spiritual revelation is quietly shattering. The cast is superb, with notably, Frances Foster as the proud and saintly grandmother, and Reyno as her adoring and questioning grandson. The play, written by Leslie Lee, ran on Broadway during the 1975 season."