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The Colored Museum

African American Initiatives, a program of the Berea College Campus Christian Center, will present George C. Wolfe’s "The Colored Museum" in Phelps-Stokes, April 8-9 at 8:30 pm.

The Colored Museum consists of eleven vignettes as exhibits in a museum. The highly provocative satire is a black, black near-musical about African American culture and identity that challenges African Americans everywhere to never forget their history. The play brings to light the baggage that is inherent in the lives of African Americans, and enables all who see this play to examine their own conceptions of race in America.

Janelle Hunnicut, a Berea College senior drama major, organized the production and is the play’s director. The cast is comprised of Berea College students Lynne Warner, Morgan Younge, Stephanie Smith, Hussene Youssouf, Jason Cantley, Vincent Stevens, Charity Warren, Jessica Slaton, Krystie McCarson, Joe Saleem, Sirajah Raheem, Airzola Cleaves, Renata Jones, Jyoti Kulangara, Sherita Walker and Patricia Feeney. College Chaplain/Professor Gloria Johnson is a cast member as well.

George C. Wolfe, a native of Frankfort, Kentucky, is the Tony award-winning director of Broadway’s Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk and head of The Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival.

Admission is free. For more information please contact: Gloria Johnson at (859) 985-3133 or the Campus Christian Center at (859) 985-3935.

The play contains strong language and adult content and is not recommended for children.

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