Theatre Lawrence opens new show

Posted by Bob Evans

Opening THIS FRIDAY!
written and conceived by Carlyle Brown
directed by Piet Knetsch  
featuring Darren Canady as Langston Hughes
The subject of this riveting and unusual drama is the infamous House Un-American Activities Committee hearings in the 1950s, in which figures from the world of show business were subpoenaed to testify as to their loyalty as Americans, and asked to name any and all communists or suspected communists in their industry. This speculative drama about the clash between art and politics celebrates the legacy of Langston Hughes and his literary activism in the face of oppressive power. Set in the poet’s Harlem apartment on the night before his 1953 appearance before the House Un-American Activities Committee, the play weaves together musings, impassioned diatribes, and Langston Hughes poetry.
Streaming Online
February 5, 6, and 7
Tune-in early to see an interview with playwright,
Carlyle Brown during the special pre-show!
7:30 PM Evening Performances | February 5, 6, 7
2:30 PM Matinee Performances | February 6, 7
Season Flex Ticket Holders: Please call the Box Office (785) 843-7469 M-F 9:30-4:30 to take advantage of our concierge service to make your reservation for the performance date of your choice.
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SOTI’S
Ages 7-12 | 9 AM – 4 PM
February 12th
February 18-19
March 8-12
March 25-26
SECOND SATURDAYS: STORIES ON STAGE
Ages 7-12 | 1:00 – 3:30 PM
February 13
March 13
April 10
May 8
AFTER SCHOOL ACTING COMPANY
Ages 7 – 12 | 4:30 – 6:00 PM
“DAHL” HOUSE
Tuesdays Feb 16 – Apr 13
STARFARCE
Thursdays Feb 18 – Apr 15
Theatre Lawrence | 4660 Bauer Farm Dr., Lawrence, KS 66049