FULL- LENGTH PLAYS by Celeste
Synopsises and Reviews
CAMP LOGAN. Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Best Play. The riveting true story of the mutiny of an
all black regiment stationed in Houston, TX in 1917. “…forceful, well crafted.” – N.Y. Times.
“A textbook example of how to entertain an audience.” –Washington Post. “…A
thoughtful, sympathetic depiction of a little known, hair-raising, fascinating episode of military history.” –
I, BARBARA JORDAN. Originally commissioned by The
Alley Theatre. Celebrates the remarkable life and career of the eminent Texas orator, legislator and teacher.
VOICES. Finalist in the international Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
This enchanted theatrical collage chronicles the lives of souls buried in Houston’s Freedman Cemetery.
– Houston’s News Pages.
“Distant Voices is appealing and affecting, boasting a surprising abundance
of energy, humor and folksy charm.” – Houston Chronicle
BROTHERS, SISTERS, HUSBANDS AND
WIVES. A fast paced comedy drama about the unique bond between four siblings
of mixed heritage. In a single explosive weekend at the wealthy oldest brother’s Florida beach house, they transform
general dysfunctionalism into rejuvenation, hope, and love through the strength of each individual’s commitment to the
family as a whole.
prepared to laugh at vividly drawn characters.” - Houston Post
– Houston Chronicle
“Spellbinding…tightly written.” – Houston’s News Pages
THE LORD AND RAISE THE ROOF. A foot stomping gospel comedy musical about
racial healing. Performed at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
“…inspirational evening of great gospel singing that will start your adrenaline pumping…plenty
of spirit and sheer vocal power.” – Houston Chronicle
ONCE IN A WIFETIME. Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Best Play in a Special Category. This hilarious
1970’s comedy about polygamy played to sold out houses in Los Angeles for 3 ½ years.
“…Wall to wall laughter,
a real crowd pleaser.” – Hollywood Reporter
“…a fast moving comedy, practically flawless –
social satire” – N.Y. Times
REUNION IN BARTERSVILLE. In this award winning comedy/mystery, the Bartersville
High School class is celebrating its 50th reunion when an unexpected guest turns their gaiety into an evening of
heart-stopping, hilarious suspense.
“…Enough comedy to make a corpse laugh!” – Los Angeles Weekly (Pick of the
uproariously good time.” – N.Y. Times
“…An absolutely enthralling play!” –
N.Y. Amsterdam News
OVER FORTY, A jazzy musical about four very different
women who are not quite ready
to slam the door on their youth. .. “Over Forty has a powerful message.” – Phila.
charming musical – N.Y. Times.
“Vulnerability with comedy is Ms. Walker’s special
talent.” - Houston Chronicle
HARLEM AFTER HOURS. A remarkable musical revue about the social and cultural
phenomenon of the 1920’s called The Harlem Renaissance. In a panoramic mix of unforgettable music, brilliant literature
and exotic dance, today’s audience gets to enjoy Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Langston Hughes, and
many other greats.
colorful, guaranteed to run again and again” – The Houston Sun
SASSY MAMAS. This colorful romantic comedy explores the “Cougar” phenomenon and the dynamics between
sexes when women know what they want and how to get it.
"Sassy Mamas is great fun!” - Amsterdam News.
“Sassy Mamas is hot!…complexity of relationships and the chemistry is captivating!”
- Express Milwaukee
THE WRECKIN’ BALL. A drama about the uprooting of a Black community through urban renewal.