African Community Theater
in its theatrical productions. Students enhance communication skills and gain awareness and appreciation of the African-American heritage as depicted through theatre.
The nucleus groups for the African Community Theatre are the Mbárí Mbáyò Players and
the African Theatre Arts Workshop. The Mbárí Mbáyò Players are in training for acting on stage, the African Theatre Arts Workshop serves to train students and community residents in various aspects of theatre. The goal of the African Community Theatre is to extend the knowledge of African creativity presented through theatre. The theatre is open to the participation of senior citizens, younger adults, and college and public school students.
If interested in poetry, costuming, acting or directing, the theatre would appreciate your participation.
Schedule of Events
African Community Theatre Presents:
"No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs"
Written by John Henry Redwood
Play Dates are as follows:
|November 21-23, 2013
| November 24, 2013
|December 6-7, 2013
|December 8, 2013
General Admission $10.00
KSU Students may be able to attend the play for free, check out KSU's "Fee for Free Policy"
About the Play:
Halifax, North Carolina is where the Cheeks family, Rawl and his wife, Mattie, and their two daughters makes its home. The year is 1949, and the title refers to signs commonly posted in the region in that era. The Cheeks are visited by Yaveni, a Jewish scholar from Cleveland, who is researching the effects of prejudice on both blacks and Jews, and Aunt Cora, a mysterious local black woman who wanders around wrapped in a black garment with a dark secret.
"You will not often find a stage family where both the individual relationships and the overall dynamic are as vibrant and well defined as they are in this one." —NY Times.
"Redwood is at his best when creating those strong, emotional currents that never surface but run deep around the peripheries of his characters' life experiences. He achieved that beautifully in The Old Settler. He repeats that accomplishment, again with an intense family unit, in NO NIGGERS, NO JEWS, NO DOGS." —Variety.