MAI N S T A G E
Feb. 13th thru Feb. 28th
M U L A T T O
By Langston Hughes
Racism has pitted father against son and brother against brother. Langson Hughes's Mulatto: A Play of the Deep South, which is usually referred to by the shorter title of Mulatto, was the writer's first full-length play. Although it was not published until 1963, when it was published in Five Plays by Langston Hughes, it was written in the early 1930s and first performed on Broadway in 1935. This stage production set a record for the number of performances of a play by an African American.
Love can be A Battlefield, when born of two races! This was one of my Grandparents favorites. Dir. Sean Vaughn Scott
April 10th thru May 10th
A R T E V A N S
(Berkeley High School Hall Of Famer & Esteemed Hollywood Actor& Original Broadway Cast Member)
The play addresses themes of the role of a church in an African-American family and the effect of a poverty born of racial prejudice on an African-American community.
The Amen Corner takes place in two settings: a ‘‘corner’’ church in Harlem and the apartment dwelling of Margaret Alexander, the church pastor, and of her son, David, and sister Odessa. After giving a fiery Sunday morning sermon, Margaret is confronted by the unexpected arrival of her long estranged husband, Luke, who collapses from illness shortly thereafter. Their son, David, along with several elders of the congregation, learn from Luke that, while Margaret had led everyone to believe that he had abandoned her with their son years ago, it was in fact Margaret who had left a dysfunctional Luke and pursued a religious life.
JUNE 12TH THRU JUNE 21ST
A black preacher returns to his hometown to open a church, outwitting a segregationist plantation owner to make it happen, in this musical adaptation of Ossie Davis' play Purlie Victorious
This musical Stageplay was A Black Rep staple-
Our Leader: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGGGv498WPs
Dr. Mona Vaughn Scott
Black Repertory Group
3201 Adeline St. Berkeley CA. 94703
(1 BLK SOUTH OF ASHBY BART STATION)