North Carolina A&T State University Theatre Arts Program 2017-2018 Season

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Mississippi Born and Bred

Written and Directed by Dr. Darius Omar Williams

Set in Clarksdale, Mississippi in 1966, Mississippi Born and Bred written and directed by Dr. Darius Williams, is a coming of age memory play. Against the historical backdrop of segregation, Jim Crow laws, civil rights activism and the trauma of lynching in the Deep South, the drama tells the story of a 14-year-old black girl named Mook as she struggles on her journey to empowered black womanhood. At the center of Mook’s spiritual journey is spiritual seer Miss. Emma who navigates Mook to a spiritual place known as Root Valley while Mook struggles to embrace all of her complicated differences: her southern speech, her dark skin, and her kinky hair. The role of Miss. Emma will be played by stage, film and television actress Johnnie Mae. Mrs. Mae has appeared in Law & Order SVU and Criminal Intent, The Jim Gaffigan Show, 30 Rock and Blue Bloods, just to name a few. Her film credits include The Wolf of Wall Street, Enchanted and Up in Harlem. She has won two Audelco Awards for Best Actress for her performance Ma Rainey in August Wilson’s Ma Raineys Black Bottom and Best Supporting Actress in Why Old Ladies Cry at Weddings.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @7:30pm – pay what you can night
Friday, October 20, 2017 @7:30pm
Saturday, October 21, 2017 @7:30pm
Sunday, October 22, 2017 @3:00pm

Thursday, October 26, 2017 @7:30pm – pay what you can night
Friday, October 27, 2017 @7:30pm
Saturday, October 28, 2017 @7:30pm
Sunday, October 29, 2017 @3:00pm

This production is a part of ARTSGreensboro’s 17 Days Arts and Cultural Festival


Written and Directed by Javon Johnson

Sanctified is a lively, entertaining musical comedy that shines a light on the African-American church and the congregations that sustain it. When the East Piney Grove Baptist Church falls on hard times, their last chance may be the upcoming 30th annual gospel revival. Desperate, the ambitious new pastor calls on his diva-esque cousin to help update the choir's traditional repertoire (and lend her extraordinary voice), but the church elders are not moved.

One Week Only
Thursday, November 30, 2017 @7:30pm
Friday, December 1, 2017 @7:30pm
Saturday, December 2, 2017 @3:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 @3:00pm

Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet

Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Directed by Dr. Darius Omar Williams

Marcus is sixteen and "sweet." Days before Hurricane Katrina strikes the projects of Louisiana, the currents of his life converge, overflowing into his close-knit community and launching the search for his sexual and personal identity on a cultural landscape infused with mysterious family creeds. Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet is a provocative, poignant, and fiercely humorous coming-of-age story of a young gay man in the South.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @7:30pm – pay what you can night
Friday, February 16, 2018 @7:30pm
Saturday, February 17, 2018 @7:30pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 @3:00pm

Thursday, February 22, 2018 @7:30pm
Friday, February 23, 2018 @7:30pm
Saturday, February 24, 2018 @7:30pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018 @3:00pm

Detroit '67

Written by Dominique Morisseau, Directed by Miller Lucky Jr.

In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots.

Thursday April 12, 2018 @7:30pm – pay what you can night
Friday, April 13, 2018 @7:30pm
Saturday, April 14, 2018 @7:30pm
Sunday, April 15, @3:00pm

Thursday, April 19, 2018 @7:30pm
Friday, April 20, 2018 @7:30pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @7:30pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018 @3:00pm

Location: All performances are held at Paul Robeson Theatre on the campus of NC A&T State University

Adults - $17.00
Senior Citizens & Non-A&T Students - $11.00
Children 12 & under - $6.00
A&T Students - Free w/ Aggie One Card

*Tickets are available for purchase two weeks before each production, online and at the A&T Ticket Office located in Brown Hall

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