|When:||Wednesday 27 February 2013
Lensic Performing Arts Center
|What:||Readings & Conversations event|
About this Event
Celebrate Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes—affectionately known as Shakespeare in Harlem—in this one-person-dramatic rendition of Hughes’ poems and short stories. Actor and writer David Mills’ performance takes the audience on an odyssey spanning five decades—from the 1920s through the 1960s — of Hughes’ writings, where Mills portrays Hughes’ notable characters, such as Madam Alberta K. Johnson and Jessie B. Simple. Mills has worked professionally in the dramatic and literary communities for more than a decade. For three years, he lived in Langston Hughes’ landmark home where he was inspired to create his tribute.
Photos from this event are available on Flickr.