Evening Performances

Saturday, June 8, 8:00 PM

Black When I Was A Boy is an honest, moving, and humorous look at a complex and powerful coming of age story. Frankie Bates grew into a teenager on the streets of Hill City, Kansas (pop 1,700) in the 70s and 80s. While navigating a mostly white community, his friends explore and stretch their understanding of sex, drugs, rock and roll, and yes, racism.  Bates is tasked with developing tools for social survival. Ultimately, a life threatening encounter with a band of rednecks and a couple of heroic cowboys give him the perspective that changes his life forever. Suggested for audiences 15 and up.

 

Sunday, June 9, 8:00 PM

The Playwrights Evening features the playwrights from our artistic staff reading from their work. This annual event is a chance to journey into the heart of artists, experiencing the work of the leaders of this year’s Conference. Suggested for audiences 16 and up.

 

Monday, June 10, 8:00 PM

Cyrano’s Theatre Company presents Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2, a sequel to Ibsen’s masterpiece. Nora returns to the family she left behind, to ask for help in order to face one of the consequences of her actions. But, can she truly anticipate the repercussions?  What will happen when the door she slammed 15 years earlier reopens?  Suggested for audiences 13 and up (language).

 

Tuesday, June 11, 8:00 PM

Spelman and Morehouse Colleges presents Hands Up by various artists, directed by Keith Arthur Bolden.         Suggested for audiences 13 and up (language).

 

Wednesday, June 12, 8:00 PM

Welcome to Popcorn Falls, a small American town whose only claim to fame – their namesake waterfall – has dried up. Now bankrupt, their last chance is a large grant that can only be used if the town produces a play in a week. One big problem: no playhouse. Another problem: no play. Led by the Mayor and the local handyman, the enterprising townsfolk try to rise to the challenge and prove that art can save the world! Greater Tuna meets Waiting for Guffman, Popcorn Falls was chosen ‘Top Twenty Theatrical Moments of 2018!’ It is suitable for audiences of all ages.

Thursday, June 13, 8:00 PM

TBA Theatre presents P. Shane Mitchell’s The Death of Edgar Allan Poe, directed by Erin Dagon Mitchell. In the moments before his death, America’s most celebrated author of the macabre reveals how his sins and the tragedies of his life lead to his descent into madness and alcoholism, inspiring his dark and thrilling works. Thirteen of his most gripping tales including The Telltale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Raven come to life as he reflects on his failed attempts at love and human connection. Suggested for audience 12 and up.