Truth in Cold Blood


A play in three acts by Thomas Tisdale

ISBN: 978-1-4675-7563-8
6×9, 86 pages, paper

The events portrayed in this drama arose in June 1928 in Charleston, South Carolina when an Episcopal bishop, William Alexander Guerry, was gunned down in his office at Sain Philip’s Church by a disgruntled priest. This play brings to life the reasons for this now forgotton tragedy, and it forces us to confront the deep societal issues that divide our communities in our own time

William Alexander Guerry, a bishop of the Episcopal Church, was shot and killed in June 1928 in Charleston, South Carolina. His death and the events leading to it have been largely forgotten. This play, Truth in Cold Blood, restores the memory of this tragedy to a place where it can, as all history strives to do, lead people to a better understanding of how to face the future while, at the same time, confronting the past and present.