BLACK HIS­TORY

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The re­gional pre­miere of “Free Man of Color” brings the award-win­ning drama to Hat­tiloo Theatre’s stage through April 3. The play tells the story of John New­ton Tem­ple­ton, an en­slaved black man who was freed and at­tended Ohio Univer­sity, from which he grad­u­ated in 1828, 35 years be­fore the end of slav­ery. The pow­er­ful work won the 2004 Jeff Award in Chicago for Best New Work. 7:30 p.m. Thurs­days, Fri­days, Satur­days, 2 p.m. Satur­days and 3 p.m. Sun­days. Tick­ets are $13$26.37 S. Cooper. Info: hat­tiloo.org or 901-5250009.

COUR­TESY OF AMER­I­CAN-IN­TER­NA­TIONAL PIC­TURES

The 1974 film “Truck Turner,” a cult fa­vorite with Isaac Hayes as the ti­tle bounty hunter, screens Mon­day night at the Stax Mu­seum of Amer­i­can Soul Mu­sic.

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