The Story is a play that asks a lot of questions - questions about truth, integrity, ambition, class, and about race. It's not, however, a play with a lot of answers. But in this case, that's a good thing.
An ambitious black newspaper reporter goes against her editor to investigate a murder and finds the best story... but at what cost? Wilson explores the elusive nature of truth as the boundaries between reality and fiction, morality and ambition become dangerously blurred.
The Story begins with a tragedy: a young, white, married couple makes some wrong turns while driving in a dangerous part of an unnamed city, and the husband is shot to death by a black assailant. The police are investigating, but so is a local newspaper, and the story becomes less important than the way the newspaper conducts itself while chasing the story... the show ends on an unnerving note; one gets the sense that the provocative events seen so far are just the tip of the iceberg. But you won't feel cheated by the ending of The Story; you'll be left with questions that will be rattling around in your head for days.