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Bigotry is Not Black and White: Denver's KKK Past Bared in Absorbing Historical Novel
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2013

Sunday marked the mournful passing of Essie Mae Washington-Williams, mixed-raced daughter of staunch segrationist Sen. Strom Thurmond. 'Boldfaced Lies,' a bestselling historical novel set in 1925, the same year Washington-Williams was born, brings to the forefront the fear and secrets that Washington-Williams and other mixed-race women of her time buried far below skin-deep. (more...)

Next Play Lab Announced at CENTERSTAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2013

Thomas Bradshaw, one of this season's My America playwrights, has never shied from controversy. For CENTERSTAGE's second Play Lab of the season, the theater brings together three of the playwright's most provocative works in a festival of readings. Each piece deals with aspects of the "Southern Legacy" in America. A different play will be read each day, January 25-27. Tickets are only $10, and admit patrons to all three readings in the series. (more...)