Sunday, January 6, 2013

Serendipity Celebrates Black History Month with Drama Desk Award-Winner "In White America"

"This is powerful theater for the simple reason that it taps into a powerful and moving history."        

Serendipity Players is proud to bring a special production of “In White America” by Martin Duberman to their stage in celebration of Black History Month. 

The play is divided into two periods – the century prior to the American Civil War and the century that followed the war’s end. In epic style, it depicts the struggles of pre-Civil War abolitionist movements, the era of Reconstruction, early twentieth century racism and segregation, and the Civil Rights movement. 

Drawn from historical records by a professor at Princeton, this absorbing history of Blacks in America won the Off Broadway Drama Desk Award. From a letter revealing the heart and soul of a runaway slave to portraits of Sojourner Truth and Father Divine, each scene has enduring emotional power. 

Tickets: $15 – also available at the door 30 minutes before the performance. Reservations recommended. Leave information at 360.834.3588. For more information see Serendipity's website.

Dates: February 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24

Times: 2 p.m. Sundays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; the 2 p.m., the theater is small and reservations recommended. The Sunday, February 24 show is “Pay What You Will” and tickets will only be available at the door. A “Meet the Players” Q&A event will take place after the February 24 matinee.

The performance is slated to include storytelling by members of Clark County’s founding African American families. Do you know any Black actors or people with roots in this community who might want to develop a story to tell at the end of this show? 

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