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    Celebrate Black History: February 19-20 at Roxbury Center for Arts

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    February 19 - February 20, 2011


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    Celebrate Black History: February 19-20 at Roxbury Center for Arts

    Mad River Theater Works of West Liberty, Ohio, comes to Roxbury with two stories of African American history and cultural heritage. Led by musical director Bob Lucas, the troupe performs John Henry on Saturday, February 19 at 2:00pm and Wings of Courage on Sunday February 20 at 2:00pm. These musical plays appeal to parents and children alike and are a perfect way for families to celebrate Black History Month together.

    John Henry...

    Mad River Theater Works of West Liberty, Ohio, comes to Roxbury with two stories of African American history and cultural heritage. Led by musical director Bob Lucas, the troupe performs John Henry on Saturday, February 19 at 2:00pm and Wings of Courage on Sunday February 20 at 2:00pm. These musical plays appeal to parents and children alike and are a perfect way for families to celebrate Black History Month together.

    John Henry uses storytelling, drama and music to bring the story of an American legend to life. It is a tale that speaks to young and old alike and carries a strong contemporary parallel about the importance of our humanity in the face of changing technology.

    Using storytelling, music, and drama, Wings of Courage shows how African-American combat pilot and adventurer Eugene Bullard's determination and perseverance helped him to overcome discrimination throughout his remarkable life. It is an uplifting tale of vision and hope that deserves to be known by every American.

    For John Henry:
    Event Date: Sat, 2/19/2011 - 2:00pm
    Location: RCA - 184 Dudley Street, 3rd Floor
    Cost: Tickets $10-$20.
    www.madison-park.org


    For Wings of Courage:
    Event Date: Sun, 2/20/2011 – 2pm
    Location: RCA - 184 Dudley Street, 3rd Floor
    Cost: Tickets $10-$20.
    www.madison-park.org




    About Mad River Theater Works
    Mad River Theater Works is a professional touring ensemble with roots deep in the flat farm country of the Midwest. The ensemble creates plays that combine music and drama to tell stories about people from the back roads and small towns of America. They often reach back into history to cast a new light on the personalities and events that have shaped our nation.

    About Roxbury Center for Arts
    Roxbury Center for Arts at Hibernian Hall is the cultural economic development program of Madison Park Development Corporation. More than just a program, it is the destination in Boston to enjoy a range of performances that celebrate the contemporary art and cultural heritage of African Americans and the African Diaspora. For over 12 years MPDC has supported artists, particularly artists of color, by helping to increase their visibility, expand audiences for their works, and promote their financial independence.


    Roxbury Center for the Arts

    184 Dudley Street
    Roxbury, MA 02119

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    $10-$20


    General Day and Time Info:

    2pm for both performances.


    phone: 617-849-6322


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