Jubilee Theatre and Performing Arts Fort Price have partnered to co-present “Southern Boys: Sons of Sharecroppers” at Bass Corridor July 29-Aug. 15. The extremely acclaimed musical stage manufacturing is written by Kathy D. Harrison, and directed by D. Wambui Richardson. With musical course by Steven A. Taylor, live-in-person performances run via Aug. 15 at Bass Efficiency Corridor. The present continues to stream via August 29 at jubileetheatre.org.
“What an incredible fruits to a fortieth Anniversary Season in pandemic mode,” stated Christie M. Howard, Jubilee Theatre’s Managing Director. “Jubilee Theatre is elated to have the chance to carry out our work on the Bass Corridor stage. Sharing a narrative about perceived victory, stunning challenges, and unyielding perseverance is greater than well timed as these are the themes which can be resonant within the very spirit of Fort Worth’s rich performing arts group.”
“The stage is now not darkish,” Howard added. “A heartfelt thanks goes to Dione and her workers for seeing worth in showcasing various views via varied mediums of inventive expression.”
Harrison’s musical brings to life the start of America’s historic post-slavery period. Emancipated slaves and their free youngsters discover jubilant pleasure and debilitating realities. President Lincoln has signed the Emancipation Proclamation and the North has gained the Civil War. Reconstruction has begun, and people freed are able to transition from slavery to freedom.
In an ironic twist, their first alternatives come as sharecroppers on the very plantation the place they had been enslaved. The brutal and demeaning situations of sharecropping take a toll on their aspirations to comprehend actual freedom. Goes from slavery to sharecropping like going from the frying pan into the hearth?
As hopes and desires begin to dissipate, solely 17-year-old Johnny dares to maintain on dreaming. When he hears the loud horn of a practice approaching close to the fields, heading north, will he catch that practice? If he jumps on, and into a brand new, unknown world, will anybody comply with?
Southern Boys: Sons of Sharecroppers was nominated for Finest Musical on the 2020 New York Theatre Competition. The manufacturing additionally acquired rave critiques on the North Carolina Black Repertory Firm.
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“We’re thrilled to accomplice with Jubilee Theatre to current Southern Boys at Bass Efficiency Corridor,” stated PAFW President & CEO Dione Kennedy. “This can be a collaboration that we’ve been speaking about for a number of months and we’re excited to see it come to life this summer time,” Kennedy added. “Our groups are working collectively on the manufacturing’s technical features, in addition to advertising and marketing and communications, entrance of home operations and ticketing. This additionally marks the return of welcoming audiences again into Bass Corridor and we’re delighted to hitch forces with Jubilee Theatre to suggest the official reopening of Bass Corridor.”
Jubilee Theatre additionally offers particular because of the Ann L. & Carol Inexperienced Rhodes Charitable Belief to function Headline Sponsor for Southern Boys North Texas look. “Southern Boys” would be the remaining manufacturing of Jubilee Theatre’s historic fortieth season. Jubilee Theatre will quickly announce the lineup for its forty first season, starting in September. Tickets are actually on sale for “Southern Boys: Sons of Sharecroppers” at basshall.com or jubileetheatre.org.
Bass Performance Hall, owned and operated by Performing Arts Fort Price, is situated at 525 Commerce St. within the coronary heart of Sundance Sq. in downtown Fort Price. For details about the improved well being and security protocols that might be in place at Bass Corridor, please go to basshall.com/reopeningplans.