Hailed by critics as “Upbeat and affirmative, witty and intelligent, with a respect for the contradictions in all people and a strong sense of social and political responsibility,” To Be Young, Gifted and Black: A Portrait of Lorraine Hansberry in Her Own Words will continue the 2013-14 Coppin State University Revelation Theatre Season. Performances are scheduled November 21-24, 2013 on the Coppin campus in the Theatre Lab of the Grace Jacobs Building.
To Be Young, Gifted and Black is a dramatic collage woven together from Hansberry’s produced and unproduced works including A Raisin in the Sun, Les Blancs and other plays, as well as letters, speeches and articles, compiled and adapted by her late husband, Robert Nemiroff. A series of free-flowing chronological scenes follow Hansberry from her grade-school days in Chicago to the height of her career, to her persistence to be heard even when, at the age of 34, she was dying of cancer.
The production is directed by Willie O. Jordan, who joined the theatre faculty this year and is making his Coppin directorial debut. For tickets and more information, please call Visual and Performing Arts at Coppin at (410) 951-3366.