The drama is based on an actual trial that occurred in Franklin County, Virginia in 1851. Indiana Choice, a black woman, claims that she and her three children are free. She sues Gresham Choice, her alleged owner, for not only her freedom but that of her three children. Gresham, a prominent citizen with political aspirations, denies Indiana is a free black. The events of the trial are recalled by Margaret Oxley who attended this trial as a child. Oxley is especially fond of Jubal Early, the lawyer for Indiana. As the trial progresses, a variety of witnesses are called to provide evidence concerning Indiana's legal status. The pivotal witness is Cassandra Choice, wife of the man trying to keep Indiana in slavery. She is also the only person that knows Indiana's real status. Cassandra is torn between her duty to her friend, Indiana, and her wifely duties to her husband, Gresham.Winner of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education award in 1995. Ideal for Black History month observances. About 90 minutes.