Howard University's Department
of Theatre Arts is an internationally
acclaimed leader and producer of
artistic merit. Each season the
Department of Theatre Arts
presents classical and
contemporary plays in its two-theatre complex. These plays offer
not only entertainment, but also a
forum for ideas and discussion.
“A group of inmates go on a hunger strike in attempt to better their situation against the inhumane prison conditions. We meet, the corrupt and immoral prison warden, Boss Whalen, the heroine, Eva, willing to sacrifice her honor for the man she loves..."Williams gained inspiration for the play after reading newspaper accounts of inmates who suffocated in a steam room in a Pennsylvania prison.