After two packed performances this past spring, Eastern Connecticut State Universitys Performing Arts Department is proud to present the encore production of Africa to America: A Celebration of Who We Are written by Wendy R. Coleman. Re-imaged and directed by DeRon S. Williams, Assistant Professor of Directing, Africa to America is a special presentation that will run in the Fine Arts Instruction Centers Proscenium Theater from September 17-19, 2019.Africa to America first premiered in 2004 at Albany State University (GA) and was directed as well as written by Wendy R. Coleman. Easterns production of Africa to America is the very first production not directed by Coleman but by her mentee and longtime collaborator DeRon S. Williams.This interdisciplinary performance chronicles the involuntary voyage from Africa to the unknown lands of America through the use of oration, music, dance, and multimedia. This rich and powerful experience depicts the struggles, determination, and triumphs as seen through the eyes of many African ancestors and descendants. The audience will also learn of the long history, heritage, and legacy of African Americans from some of the most notable icons: Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Angela Davis, Rosa Parks, and the first African American President and First Lady, Barack & Michelle Obama. Africa to America will be presented in the Fine Arts Instructional Centers Proscenium Theater on Tuesday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 18 at 3 p.m. and Thursday, September 19 for a special matinee performance at 11 a.m.For more information, please email email@example.com or call (860) 465-5123. Tickets $5 for the General public and free for Eastern Students on a first-come, first-serve basis (one ticket per ID). For group or school pricing, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at (860) 465-5123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ages: We recommend this show to ages 13+