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Take a Closer Look at Race Relations in the 60s During an All-New Theatrical Production

A conversation on a subway turns vicious as two passengers, a white woman and a young black man, flirt with race and rage. So begins Dutchman, Amiri Baraka’s Obie-winning drama, which exerts an incendiary power as it dares to uncover the anger and fear buried below polite American decorum. See it live at Lied Center for Performing Arts this Saturday, February 23rd.

Dutchman was first presented at the Cherry Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village, New York City, on March 1964. The play, which won an Obie Award, was made into a film in 1967, starring Shirley Knight and Al Freeman Jr. Dutchman was the last play produced by Baraka under his birth name, LeRoi Jones. At the time, he was in the process of divorcing his Jewish wife, Hettie Jones, and embracing Black Nationalism. Dutchman may be described as a political allegory depicting black and white relations during the time Baraka wrote it.

The Lied Center is a national leader in presenting artists and collaborations normally seen only in the country’s major metropolitan centers, such as New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. In recent seasons, the Lied Center has served as the venue where Yo-Yo Ma filmed a portion of his 2015 documentary “The Music of Strangers,” American Ballet Theatre collaborated for the first time with the St. Louis Symphony, and the Chicago Symphony performed on tour with Conductor Jaap van Zweden – recently appointed as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic.

Join Nebraska Rep as they honor Black History Month with this historic and relevant drama. This performance contains adult content and themes. Tickets may be purchased online and begin at $30. Discounted tickets are available for students and youth.

At Fairways at Lincoln Apartments in Lincoln, Nebraska, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Saturday!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, February 23, 2019—7:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
Lied Center for Performing Arts
301 North 12th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

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