“American theater needs more plays like Naomi Wallace’s The Liquid Plain—by which I mean works that are historical, epic and poetic, that valorize the lives of the poor and oppressed.” —Time Out New York
“No one writes about politics, history and all that’s hidden underneath better than Naomi Wallace.” —Tony Kushner
“Wallace is a master of poetic imagery in her dialogue . . . She has constructed a compelling narrative based on true events.” —Stage and Cinema
“Powerful, cathartic.” —Talkin’ Broadway
On the docks of eighteenth-century Rhode Island, two runaway slaves plan a desperate and daring run to freedom. As the mysteries of their identities come to light, painful truths about the past and present collide. Told with lyricism and power, The Liquid Plain brings to life the people whose stories have been erased from history.
Naomi Wallace is a playwright and screenwriter whose plays include One Flea Spare, The Fever Chart, And I and Silence and Night Is a Room, among other works. Her numerous awards include the Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama, the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award. She divides her time between England and the U.S.