In Abraham's Bosom

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In Abraham's Bosom
Written by Paul Green
Characters Abraham McCranie
Puny Avery
Eddie Williams
Neilly McNeill
Colonel McCranie
Douglas McCranie
Lanie Horton
Goldie McAllister
Muh Mack
Lije Hunneycutt
Lonnie McCranie
Bud Gaskins
Date premiered December 30, 1926
Place premiered Provincetown Playhouse
New York City, New York
Original language English
Genre Tragedy
Setting In and Near the Turpentine Woods in Eastern North Carolina in the summer of 1885

In Abraham's Bosom is a play by American dramatist Paul Green. Its original Broadway run starred Charles Sidney Gilpin as an African-American farmer from North Carolina whose efforts at self-improvement are thwarted by segregation. Green received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the work in 1927. The play was included in Burns Mantle's The Best Plays of 1926-1927.


Southern protagonist Abe tried to start a school, in the end he gets a school but the white people run him out of it and drive him to murder.


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