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A Celebration of African-American Theatre

Saturday, 02 February, 2013 @ 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM | Cost:$ 5 - 12

A CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN THEATRE
TWO ONE-ACT PLAYS BY AMIRI BARAKA AND ALICE CHILDRESS
Friday, February 1 • 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 2 • 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 3 • 2 p.m.
Black Box

$12 General / $10 EIU Employees & Seniors (62+) / $5 Students

The first of Jones’ successes, and the cause of his critical acclaim, this allegorical tale examines the racial tensions of the 1960s, through the actions of a lascivious blond who tries every way she knows to pick up and seduce a decent black youth in a
subway car.

Florence by Alice Childress
This 1950 play by Alice Childress, the fi rst African-American woman to have a play professionally produced play, examines the attitudes of two women, one white – one black, who meet in a train station waiting room in a very small town in the south. Their conversation uncovers the social conflict of racism.

Categories: Arts and Entertainment | Doudna Fine Arts Center | Theatre Arts Department

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