Tag: drama

Teacher taught a powerful lesson in ‘A Lesson Before Dying’

Teacher taught a powerful lesson in ‘A Lesson Before Dying’

| November 5, 2014

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Special to Frost Illustrated Although I had my druthers about seeing “A Lesson Before Dying” because of the message and the manner in which a young African-American male is portrayed, I am glad I attended the play for the entire cast was exceptional! If you have yet to see it, pencil […]

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Director’s notes for A Lesson Before Dying

Director’s notes for A Lesson Before Dying

| October 29, 2014

A Lesson Before Dying takes us back to 1948, rural Louisiana. A time and a place where it is not surprising that race is an issue in sentencing a young black man to death.

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Theater review: Over the River and through the Woods

Theater review: Over the River and through the Woods

| September 17, 2014

Is ‘Over the River and through the Woods’ really the thing? By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Last week, I attended the matinee performance of “Over the River and through the Woods” at the Auer Performance Center, a rather cozy place. Yet, I overheard an elderly woman say that she liked the performances across Main Street at […]

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Original production, ‘Bluecreek Washout’ at South Side Feb. 15

Original production, ‘Bluecreek Washout’ at South Side Feb. 15

| February 9, 2014

The public is invited to share in the life lessons in Bluecreek Washout, a play embellished with gospel music and comedy, Feb. 15 at South Side High School.

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Ill-advised liaisons in day-in-the-life film Four

| October 14, 2013

By Kam Williams Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper It’s the Fourth of July in suburbia where we find 16 year-old Abigayle (Aja Naomi King) caring for her bedridden mother (Yolonda Ross) while her father Joe’s (Wendell Pierce) job has taken him out of town. Normally, Joe can trust his dutiful daughter to […]

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