Theatre Arts Program at N.C. A&T to Present Children’s Play, “Amazing Grace”

Theatre Arts Program at N.C. A&T to Present Children’s Play, “Amazing Grace”

The North Carolina A&T State University Theatre Arts Program will present “Amazing Grace,” a play based on a children’s book by Mary Hoffman, April 14–17 and April 21–24, at the Paul Robeson Theatre on the university’s campus.

When Grace hears that her class is putting on a production of “Peter Pan,” she immediately decides she wants to play Peter. Some of her classmates tell her this is impossible, not only because she is a girl but also because she is African American. With the encouragement of her parents and grandmother, Grace prepares for her audition. Will she win the role?
Playwright Shay Youngblood adapted Hoffman’s book into a play for children of all ages. “Amazing Grace” is the story of a girl who reaches beyond stereotyping to achieve her dream and discovers that she can do anything she sets her mind to do.

N.C. A&T’s theatre program is ranked nationally by Black Broadway as one of the top five theatre arts programs for African-American students. It is one of only two Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States that offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre with an accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

The cost of admission to the play is $17 for adults; seniors and non-A&T students, $11; children 12 and under, $6; and A&T students are admitted free with their valid Aggie One Card.

For show times, tickets and more information, call the N.C. A&T Ticket Office at 336-334-7749.