An Issue of Blood by Marcus Gardley is the third play in The God’s Closet Reading Series presented by The Front Porch Arts Collective, in residence at Central Square Theater. The reading will take place on Monday, September 25, 2017 and tickets are free.

It’s 1676 in Virginia – a time when class, not color, defined an American’s destiny. ​H​istoric figure and wealthy landowner Negro Mary​​ believes a vile curse has been cast upon her family and land. But her plans to break the curse are thwarted by a secret wedding, an interracial love triangle, and a crime of passion.

Can Mary cheat fate and change the course of history? Or will ​their lives end in ​​division and destruction?

In An Issue of Blood, playwright Marcus Gardley looks to a pivotal moment in our collective past to understand how we arrived in our tumultuous present.

To directors and actors who wish to be considered for one of the readings, please email us at thefrontporcharts@gmail.com. Thank you for your interest!

The God’s Closet Reading Series is funded, in part, by The Boston Foundation as part of the Live Arts Boston initiative.