Black Boy

by Richard Wright


webBBBlack Boy dramatizes Richard Wright’s journey from childhood innocence to adulthood in the Jim Crow South. Premiering at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, this verbatim adaptation is a tour de force, the actor playing upwards of fifteen characters. The journey focuses on Richard’s hunger for knowledge and his fight to claim his basic human rights in a racist society the issues addressed in this novel still resonate in today’s cultural dialogue now more than ever.

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