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Too many dreams have been deferred for too long
-a quote from President Joe Biden’s Inauguration speech which borrowed from
Langston Hughes’ poem, Dream Deferred.
What happens to a dream deferred?
      Does it dry up
      like a raisin in the sun?
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 1950’s, 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
7:30 PM Evening Performances | February 5, 6, 7
2:30 PM Matinee Performances | February 6, 7
Season Flex Ticket Holders: Please call the 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 (IN-PERSON)
Ages 7-12 | 9 AM – 4 PM
February 12th: COME ON DOWN
February 18-19: IMPOSTER (in-person)
March 8-12: SPRING BREAK: PETE THE CAT TAKES THE STAGE
March 25-26: ACADEMY OF ALCHEMY
SECOND SATURDAYS: STORIES ON STAGE (IN-PERSON)
Ages 7-12 | 1:00 – 3:30 PM
February 13: Anasasi’s Stories from AFRICA
March 13: SOUTH AMERICA’S Stowaway Toad
April 10: The Salty Stonecutter from ASIA
May 8: AUSTRALIA’s Outback Boomerang
AFTER SCHOOL ACTING COMPANY (ONLINE OR IN-PERSON)
Ages 7 – 12 | 4:30 – 6:00 PM
“DAHL” House: Based on the beloved books by Roald Dahl,
this series of short plays will be a phizzizardly good time for actors of all experience levels.
Tuesdays (IN-PERSON) | February 16 – April 13
STARFARCE: Dr. Vader & Laser Cats:  
The evil galactic “mastermind,” Dr. Vader, once again,
is up to no good in this hilarious comedy written for ZOOM
Thursdays (ONLINE) | February 18 – April 15
Theatre Lawrence | 4660 Bauer Farm Dr., Lawrence, KS 66049

 




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