To Be Young, Gifted and Black (with Multi-Ethnic Theater)

May – June, 2012

To Be Young, Gifted and Black: A Portrait of Lorraine Hansberry in Her Own Words.

directed by Lewis Campbell

produced by Multi Ethnic Theater in association with Custom Made Theatre

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Fast paced, powerful, touching and hilarious, this kaleidoscope of constantly shifting scenes, mood and images recreates the world of a great American woman and artist, Lorraine Hansberry. Uniquely and boldly, the play dramatically weaves through her life experiences and the times that shaped her. The actors slip ingeniously into and out of a variety of challenging roles spanning her life and experiences to the ultimate confrontation when cancer strikes her. Includes brilliantly high lighted scenes from her plays as well as letters, diaries, poems and personal reminiscences. A major statement of the American Black experience.

“An extraordinary achievement!… A whirl of probing, celebrating, hoping, laughing, despairing and moving on … so brilliantly and tenderly alive.” N.Y. Times.

“A milestone.” Time.


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