In honor of influential Black voices and artistry that emerged from the Harlem Renaissance and beyond, Hibernian Hall and the A.R.T. community are joining to celebrate the arrival of “The Black Clown,” a music theater experience that illuminates a Black man’s resilience against oppression. Featuring Davóne Tines in the title role leading a chorus of twelve, and a new score by Michael Schachter, this production fuses vaudeville, opera, jazz, and spirituals to bring Langston Hughes’ verse to life onstage.
“The Black Clown” will open conversations around the complexity of the black male identity, and the history of music, dance, literature and visual art in the black community.
Thursday, August 16 at 6 PM, join us for refreshments, special performances from Boston-based artists and a sneak peek of “The Black Clown.” We will end the night in a discussion with “The Black Clown” company members and open the mic to the community for remarks on the importance of black art and culture.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Agenda for the night:
6 PM Doors open, refreshments & screening of “Looking For Langston”
7 PM Poetry and Music Performance by Boston based artists
7:30- 8:10 PM “The Black Clown” sneak peek & panel discussion
8:10 – 8:40 PM Open Mic