Literature Program

Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Ujima Theatre presents


by Suzan-Lori Parks

directed by Roosevelt Tidwell and starring Preach Freedom and Amilcar Hill

A hard-hitting hip-hop-journey of dizzying verbal virtuosity. Three card monte is the name of the game, and Lincoln is the master. His brother, Booth, an eager wannabe, can't understand why Lincoln would give up the excitement of the hustle to put on white-face and play a dead president at a shabby arcade. In the cramped single room they share, the brothers race headlong toward an historical blow-up. Their harsh and profane street lingo becomes poetry in the hands of 2002 Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks.

Sat., Feb. 21, 8:00pm
Sun., Feb. 22, 6:00pm

Thur., Feb. 26, 8:00pm
Fri., Feb. 27, 8:00pm
Sat., Feb. 28, 8:00pm
Sun., March 1, 6:00pm

Thur., March 5, 8:00pm
Fri., March 6, 8:00pm
Sat., March 7, 8:00pm
Sun., March 8, 6:00pm

Thur., March 12, 8:00pm
Fri., March 13, 8:00pm
Sat., March 14, 8:00pm
Sun., March 15, 6:00pm

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Laylah Ali
Paintings and Drawings

Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.