July 20 & 21, 2018
Using court transcripts, interviews and letters, this play recounts in their own words the stories of six Americans who were convicted and sentenced to death for crimes they did not commit. Together, the five men and one woman spent more than 100 years on death row before being freed.
A Lesson Before Dying
Set in the fictional community of Bayonne, Louisiana, in the late 1940s, The play relates the story of Jefferson, a twenty-one-year-old uneducated black field worker wrongfully accused and convicted of the robbery and murder of a white man, and sentenced to death by electrocution.
Back To The Past
Date To Be Announced 2018
“A people without knowledge of their history is like a tree without roots”
An exciting play that takes 13 children on an unforgettable adventure “Back To The Past” to meet famous, not so famous and great African American achievers. Bessie Smith, Marcus Garvey, and Matthew Henson are just a few who visit and teach the children about their beautiful past.