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Episode credited cast:
Ethel Ayler ...
Charles Brown ...
Nate Edwards
Gloria Townes (as BeBe Drake Hooks)
Frances Foster ...
Milton Edwards
Janet League ...
Aunt Edna
Reverend Mosely
Petronia ...
Reyno ...
Lou Edwards


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Release Date:

28 January 1976 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The original Broadway production of "The First Breeze of Summer" by Leslie Lee opened at the Palace Theater in New York on June 10, 1975, ran for 48 performances and was nominated for the 1976 Tony Award for the Best Play. Ethel Ayler, Charles Brown, Frances Foster, Moses Gunn, Janet League, Barbara Montgomery, Lou Myers, Petronia and Reyno recreated their stage roles in this filmed production. See more »

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I will convey the settings.themes, and my reaction to the play
3 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

A rich,textured drama that deals with three generations of a black family in the modern south.The grandmother and matriarch of the family is haunted by memories of her past(quite effectively recounted in flashbacks).Her son is a husband,as well as father to two teenage sons of his own. We follow his struggles to support his family and maintain his dignity in an environment that is sometimes hostile and racist.His teenage boys struggle to grow up and find their own identities.These stories are told powerfully and effectively with a wonderful cast.

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