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Blue-Eyed Black Boy
Start Date: 11/13/2017Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 11/13/2017End Time: 9:00 PM

Event Description
Blue-Eyed Black Boy by Georgia Douglas Johnson
The Brown Paper Bag Series

Four one-act plays, chosen out of several dozen "anti-lynching" plays written between 1916 and 1934, are being presented through spring of 2018 in the Oregon schools.  In light of recent violent acts against people of color, our collaborating professional artists are committed to sharing these plays in ways which elicit greater understanding of yesterday's events relating to today's environment.
Blue-Eyed Black Boy will play at Willamette University on Monday November 13, at 7:00PM.  Pauline Waters is alarmed to learn that her son has been arrested for brushing up against a white women on the street.  Police have dragged him to the jail, and the Waters family is terrified that Jack will be lynched.  This short, powerful play is presented as a staged reading, directed by Andrea White.  Cast included Portland favorites Arlena Barnes, James Dixon, Andrea White and Jennifer Lanier.  A discussion with the artists will follow the reading.
Location Information:
*WU Campus - Pelton Theatre  (View Map)
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: 503-370-6300
Contact Information:
Phone: 503-239-5919
Admission / Ticket Info:
Open to the public, free admission
Event Sponsor(s):
Co-Sponsored by the following Willamette University departments and offices: Art; Civic Communication and Media; American Ethnic Studies; Council on Diversity and Social Justice; Office of the Chaplains; Theatre and Ellen Eisenberg, Dwight and Margaret Lear Professor of American History

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