Coppin Repertory Theatre presents “Suspects in America”

Suspects in America
  • Date: October 06th, 2017
  • Location: The Theatre Lab Grace Hill Jacobs Building Lower Level 2500 West North Avenue Baltimore, MD 21216-3698
  • Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Cost: Coppin students w/ ID: $5; Senior Citizens & Non-Coppin Students w/IDs: $15; General Public: $20; Group Discounts for ten or more: Call 410-951-3369

It’s comedy and drama; it’s hip-hop, Shakespeare and rap. We confront each other in the United States Court of Racial Seclusion, where guilt and innocence are determined by public opinion.

We’re the ones who suffer, but are we “the public?”  Who and what are “suspected?”  Who’s on trial?  Who accuses?  Who stands up for black men?  Who stands up for black women?  What’s the role of the police . . . the judge?  Can culture kill?  Can culture cure?  How?  When? 

Willie Holmes, founder and executive director of Blacken Blues Theater of African-American Life in Dallas, Texas, asked these questions several years ago, when he wrote this play.  But some of his words could have been written yesterday.  Using thought-provoking wit and a mixture of genres, he challenges us to dig deeply into our pain, to consider our healing . . . to find our souls and ourselves. 

Join us on this journey.

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