Two men in an apartment with their opposing beliefs in this play by Cormac McCarthey. The black guy, a former convict who believes in God, just saved the white atheist professor from jumping in front of the express train. He won't let the depressed man leave, without following him, and feel he's in this situation for a reason, decided by God. An intense chamber play about belief or unbelief, and a conversation about what's true and important in life, or not.
Nothing is ever black or white.
Did You Know?
The quote from the german book: "Well, I've always gone my own way. Ich kann nicht anders." White's quoting Martin Luther, who said, "Here I stand. I can do nothing else." White means that he's run out of options intellectually--he can do nothing besides protesting life by embracing death. See more
Black (Samuel L. Jackson
) sits down in the middle of the couch and puts his arms across the back. In the next shot, he's a little more to one side with one arm resting on the side of the couch. In a shot after that, he's back sitting in the middle of the couch. 1:13-1:14 See more
So what am I supposed to do with you, Professor?
Why are you supposed to do anything?
Wants to Be in Heaven When the First Trumpet Sounds
Arranged by Lillie Knox and Alan Lomax
Performed by Lillie Knox
Courtesy of Rounder Records & The Alan Lomax Archive
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group See more