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Black History Month

Submitted by Hillary Long on February 2, 2023 - 9:51am
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Black History Month is here! With it comes many local events for our School of Drama community—from musicals to lectures and workshops—some of which are highlighted below!

On Feb. 8, Julius Fleming will perform his Black Patience: Performance and the Racial Politics of Time lecture in CMU 120 at 5:30-7pm. A Minoritarian Performance Research Cluster event, Black Patience discusses how Black artists and activists created and used theatre’s intricate threads to the Civil Rights Movement to demand their rights.

More information on Fleming and Black Patience can be found at: https://simpsoncenter.org/events/event-detail?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D163949902&eventid=163949902 

Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations, produced by a UW Drama Alumni and last year’s 2022 commencement speaker Ron Simons, is running at the Paramount Theatre from Jan. 24 - Feb.5, 2023. A Broadway jukebox musical, this production highlights the rise of The Temptations in their rock ‘n’ roll career. Get your ticket while seats are still available!

For tickets and more information on Ain’t Too Proud: https://www.stgpresents.org/calendar/12852/ain-t-too-proud-the-life-and-times-of-the-temptations 

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