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Childress in Mind 

When: Fri., Oct. 7 2016



How do we know Alice Childress was ahead of her time? In 1955, her Trouble in Mind garnered the first Obie Award given to a black playwright. It presented a scathing indictment of romanticized depictions of race, but never made a planned transition to Broadway after Childress refused to sanitize its ending. And it took the playwright ten years to find a New York producer brave enough to stage Wedding Band, her exploration of an interracial relationship in 1918 Charleston. Black Ops Theatre Company celebrates the centennial of her birth with an evening exploring her life and legacy. After a wine reception and a photography exhibit in the lobby, veteran actors will revisit key scenes from her works. Then a panel including Linda Kerr-Norflett and Kathy Hunter-Williams will assess Childress's ongoing contributions to the American stage and the wider culture. —Byron Woods

7:30 p.m., $15,

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