A play adaptation of the book by David Wilkerson. Set in 1958, The Cross and the Switchblade follows the true story of Wilkerson as a young pastor led by God into the dangerous tenements of Bedford-Stuyvesant in New York City, an area even the police were afraid to enter because of the viciousness of the rival gangs who ruled their 'turf' with ruthless violence.The story unfolds as the naive but dedicated young man faces his fears, confronting death threats with compassion and honesty, eventually gaining the respect and friendship of formerly unreachable gangsters and drug addicts.
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About the Author
Dixie Lee Arthur is a playwright, director and actress, working in these areas of theater for nearly thirty years. Some of her favorite roles are 'Lady MacBeth' in MacBeth, 'Rosemary' in Picnic, 'Amanda' in The Glass Menagerie, 'Madame Arcati' in Blithe Spirit, and 'Sister Aloysius' in Doubt. She has directed such diverse plays as The Elephant Man, Dial 'M' for Murder, The Odd Couple, Romeo and Juliet, The Screwtape Letters, and The Cross and the Switchblade. To date she has written four complete plays, with three more in progress. Lot's Wife, Mary at Midnight, and The Stepfather are all published and available at Amazon.com.