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What is black theater? How is it defined and by whom? What is the relationship between the black dramatist, their creation, and the black community at large? Looking for Leroy, by Larry Muhammad, explores these questions through the career of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, arguably the most important black playwright of the 20th century and one who intended his art have social impact. A poet, novelist, essayist, and music critic probably best known for his plays, Baraka's intellectual development from Beatnik to black nationalist to Marxist was reflected in his art. In this two-character play, a young theater intern struggles to comprehend the artistic metamorphoses of his hero, a great playwright at the pinnacle of his powers. While the acolyte assists with play development, his casual observations infuriate his mentor, and the two heatedly debate theater fundamentals and examine the fungible nature of aesthetics. Petronia Paley directs.

Show Details

  • Running Time:1hr 30min (0 intermissions)
  • Dates:First Preview:
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  • Ticket Office:8668114111