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Introduction

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pp. 1-12

Sterling Houston is a prolific, innovative African American playwright. He is a native of San Antonio who has lived and worked in the Alamo City since returning to his home in 1981. During a career spanning several decades in professional theatre as actor, technician, and writer in San Antonio, New York, and San Francisco he...

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High Yello Rose

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pp. 13-40

High Yello Rose was also presented in the fall of 1993 with the original cast at the Planet Theater in Austin, Texas. In August of 1998 a performance was commissioned by ATHE (Association of Theater in Higher Education) at Jump-Start Theater for its annual conference in San...

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Isis in Nubia

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pp. 43-73

SETH: Pity the creature, goddess or bitch who scorns my affection. Lest she prefer the thistle to the wild rose, let her take heed. (Sound of howling wind.) Such winds do now blow through the desolate cave where once beat my heart, such howling winds do chase themselves like mad dogs chasing their own...

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Black Lily and White Lily

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pp. 75-87

Black Lily and White Lily was revived as part of the One Two Three festival of one-act plays at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center and Palo Alto College in 2003 with Pamela Slocum and Antoinette Winstead, directed by Ric Slocum...

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Miranda Rites

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pp. 89-120

MARTHA: They needn't have gone to all that trouble to kill me, you know. I wanted to die. I really did. I've attempted suicide on a regular basis over the past few years, but have so far succeeded only in killing myself by painful inches. Once I knew I was dying, hell, it was a relief. No more worrying about bills, the press, my...