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.
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.