Join Steel River Playhouse in Pottstown PA on Saturday, September 21st at 8PM for an intense and important theatrical event, which will highlight the painful era in US history characterized by the forced segregation of African Americans.
Mr. Brown brings these stories to life in a way that will stay with you long after the evening is over, according to valleyforge.org.
In 2007, local dramatist Reginald C. Brown was granted permission by Julia Wright, Richard Wright’s daughter, to adapt stories from her father’s book, Uncle Tom’s Children. Richard Wright was, arguably, the most influential African-American writer of the twentieth century.
Uncle Tom’s Children (1938) is a collection of short stories which laid bare, unflinchingly, the intense desperation felt by African Americans living under Jim Crow laws and practices. Before Wright, no one had exposed with such emotional power the oppression faced by People of Color. It would not be an exaggeration to say that his books helped to lay the ground work for the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.
Steel River Playhouse is dedicated to accessibility, and is equipped with an elevator.
Run time is approximately 1 hour, without intermission.
Adults $19 Seniors (65+) $17 Student/Child (5+) $15
For more information go to the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board website.