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February 14, 2024 - March 18, 2024
Director's Note

As we delve into this powerful narrative, it's essential to acknowledge the historical context that shapes the world of our protagonist, Cephus Miles, and his community.

African American farmers have played a crucial role in the agricultural landscape of the United States for centuries. Despite facing systemic racism and discrimination, they have persevered, tending to the land with skill, resilience, and a deep connection to their heritage. From the days of slavery through the challenges of sharecropping and beyond, Black farmers have demonstrated remarkable strength and determination in the face of adversity.

The promise of "40 acres and a mule" holds significant historical significance. After the Civil War, General William T. Sherman issued Special Field Order No. 15, which allocated confiscated Confederate land to freed slaves in 40-acre plots, along with the use of surplus army mules. While this promise offered hope for economic autonomy and self-sufficiency to many formerly enslaved individuals, it was ultimately revoked by President Andrew Johnson, leaving countless African Americans without the land and resources they had been promised.

In our exploration of "Home," we uncover themes and experiences that resonate not only within the African American community but also among those who call the Appalachian mountains their home. While the cultural contexts may differ, there are striking parallels in the struggles for economic stability, cultural preservation, and a sense of belonging.

In both communities, there is a profound sense of resilience and a determination to preserve traditions and values passed down through generations. Through "Home," we have the opportunity to recognize the universal human experiences that unite us all, regardless of background or geography.

Additionally, the backdrop of the Vietnam War casts a shadow over Cephus' journey, influencing his experiences and shaping his worldview. Like many young men of his generation, Cephus grapples with the decision to go to fight in war due to his morals and the inequalities. The themes of loss, trauma, and the search for meaning resonate deeply in his story, offering insight into the broader societal effects of conflict and upheaval.

As we witness Cephus' journey unfold on stage, let us also reflect on the experiences of those who paved the way for us. May this story serve as a reminder of the strength and resilience found in communities facing adversity, and may it inspire us to work towards a more just and equitable world for all.

Thank you for joining us on this journey of discovery & Love. Enjoy the performance.

- Jeremiah Davison, Director of Home

Cast List

Cephus Miles
Vince McGill*

Woman #1/Pattie Mae Wells
Rita Cole*

Woman #2
Parris Sarter*

*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors, and Stage Managers in the United States.

Understudies never substitute for listed actors unless a specific announcement for the appearance is made at the time of the performance.

For the role of Cephus Miles: James Jiggetts
For the roles of Woman #1 and #2: Marissa Emerson


Jeremiah Davison

Scenic Designer
Derek Smith

Costume Designer
Lee Alexander Martin

Lighting Designer
Camille Davis

Sound Designer
Kate Hoang

Intimacy and Movement Coordinator
Ashley Campos

Dialect Consultant/Music Director
Zacchaeus Kimbrell

Production Stage Manager
Cindi A. Raebel*

Producing Artistic Director of Barter Theatre
Katy Brown

*Denotes members of the Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors, and Stage Managers in the United States.

Production Crew

Wardrobe Supervisor
Chelsea Bannan

Light and Sound Board Operator
Shawn Martin

Production Assistant
Holly O'Brien


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