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Hands Up: 7 Playwrights & 7 Testaments
March 30, 2017
One event on April 1, 2017 at 12:00am
March 30 at 8pm & April 1 at 4pm
$24 General/ $18 Students
Amid the fervent public outcry over the repeated deaths of unarmed black people The New Black Fest, a New York based Theater organization, commissioned 7 African American playwrights to respond. Representing a wide range of experience, these writers coalesce the personal and political, each examining the long tenuous relationship between African-Americans and law enforcement. Told through a series of monologues and scenes, rendered in a myriad of styles, the voices bring to the fore the physical and psychological impacts of cultural bias and institutional profiling.
“[A] stirring and often raw compilation. – Broad Street Review “These short monologues chronicle each author’s encounters with the daily indecencies of racial profiling, stop-and-frisk, harassment, and casual racism inflicted by police, media, and society in general…each author delivers a brutally honest telling of their own experience.” – Philly.com
Thanks to Keith Joseph Atkins and The New Black Fest
Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling the Revolutions Hotline at 505.414.3738 or online. Payment will be taken at the box office prior to the show. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit/debit cards. Passport holders will also call the Passport Hotline at 505.414.3738.