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Blues for Mister Charlie Theatrical Reading
Blues for Mister Charlie Theatrical Reading

Sun, Jul 14

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Beinecke Library

Blues for Mister Charlie Theatrical Reading

Collective Conciousness Theatre and Kulturally LIT have partnered to present a reading of James Baldwin's play Blues for Mister Charlie

Time & Location

Jul 14, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Beinecke Library, 121 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA

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About the event

Collective Conciousness Theatre and Kulturally LIT have partnered to present a reading of James Baldwin's play Blues for Mister Charlie at the Beinecke Library this Summer.

Blues for Mister Charlie is James Baldwin's second play, a social commentary drama in three acts. It was first produced and published in 1964. In a small Southern town, a white man murders a black man, then throws his body in the weeds. With this act of violence--which is loosely based on the notorious 1955 killing of Emmett Till--James Baldwin launches an unsparing and at times agonizing probe of the wounds of race.

Read an Playbill's interview with James Baldwin about the play.

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