Performed by Literature to Life
Sunday, October 3, 2021 | 3:00 p.m. & Monday, October 4, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.
Black Boy, performed by Literature to Life, is a powerful account of one young man's journey from innocence to experience as a black youth living in the Jim Crow South. It is both the unashamed confession of a proud non-conformist and a profound indictment—a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering.
A Literature to Life original that premiered at the Kennedy Center, Black Boy was one of the first titles on Literature to Life’s roster to tour to communities nationally. A tour de force, actor Tarantino Smith plays upwards of 15 characters from Richard Wright’s past.
Black Boy will include a 10 minute pre-show interactive discussion and a 15 minute post-show interactive discussion with the audience facilitated by Mel House, a teaching artist with Black Boy.
Black Boy is one of numerous events included in UD’s new months-long Captain Robert L. Martin Black Heritage Tribute. Programming is made possible, in part, through the City of Dubuque’s Arts and Culture Special Projects grant funds.