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TGS   The Gifts
Author  Joyce E Back
Author  Ellen Kellie
Cast: 3 Men 4 Women
Time: 1 hour
Set: Single set inside house
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     'The Gifts' is based on the life and death of Ellis Ruley, a successful artist and a gentle, religious, African American man, who lived and worked in Norwich, Connecticut, until 1959, when he was found dead in the street near his home. He was 70 years old. When the story opens, the local police have dismissed Ellis' death as an accident, but Detective Donald Goley, who was Ellis' friend, is not convinced and begins an investigation.
     Don joins forces with museum curator Eva Stone to learn the truth about Ellis' death. As the shocking and painful details unfold, another story emerges: one of love, commitment, and courage. Don and Eva learn more than the story of a terrible crime; they learn to give and receive love and face their own fears.