ACE: THE EUGENE BULLARD STORY Continues O.W.I.'s Reading Series at BPL
O.W.I. (Bureau of Theatre), a resident company at the Boston Center for the Arts, continues its second Spring/Summer season of free play readings at the Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library with playwright Natalia Naman Temesgen's, ACE: THE EUGENE BULLARD STORY, directed by Dawn Meredith Simmons.
At just 12 years old Eugene Bullard flees a Georgia lynch mob, falls in with a band of Gypsies, stows away on a German freighter and begins to earn a living as a boxer and vaudeville performer just as the First World War erupts across Europe. From the French Foreign Legion and heroism at the Battle of Verdun, to a glorious career as the world's first black fighter pilot and the Lafayette Escadrille, racism continues to follow and threaten Eugene's livelihood and dignity even as he continues to achieve incredible things.
A BOSTON ARTSWEEK project, the reading of ACE: THE EUGENE BULLARD STORY will be held on Saturday, May 6 at Noon. Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library, 4246 Washington St, Roslindale, MA 02131 - ALL READINGS ARE FREE OF CHARGE.