Cen­tral State to per­form play

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The Cen­tral State Univer­sity Depart­ment of Fine and Per­form­ing Arts will per­form “The Col­ored Mu­seum” on Fri­day and Satur­day at 7:30 each evening. The free per­for­mances will take place in Cen­tral State’s Paul Robe­son Cul­tural & Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter.

The play, which is writ­ten by Ge­orge C. Wolfe, un­folds in a se­ries of 11 “ex­hibits” (sketches) that ex­plore and sat­i­rize prom­i­nent themes and iden­ti­ties of African-Amer­i­can cul­ture. “The Col­ored Mu­seum” si­mul­ta­ne­ously cel­e­brates, sat­i­rizes and sub­verts the African-Amer­i­can legacy. Wolfe calls his play both “an ex­or­cism and a party.” For the pro­duc­tion, the au­di­ence will be in­vited to sit on the stage as the story in­ti­mately un­folds in front and around them.

The pro­duc­tion is di­rected by CSU Drama In­struc­tor John Flem­ing. It fea­tures mu­sic by jazz per­former and CSU Alumna Tucki Bai­ley. The 2017-2018 Theatre Arts Pro­gram is pre­sented by Cen­tral State Univer­sity’s Ti­tle III Pro­gram in con­junc­tion with the Depart­ment of Fine and Per­form­ing Arts.

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