Harris County, Georgia, 1912. A white man, the beloved nephew of the county sheriff, is shot dead on the porch of a black woman. Days later, the sheriff sanctions the lynching of a woman and three men, all African American and all of them innocent. In The Family Tree, Karen Branan, the great-granddaughter of the sheriff, digs deep into the past to deliver a shattering historical memoir a century after that horrific day.
From Combat to Canvas will showcase the art and photography of local veterans as well as work about the veteran experience. Invited artists include Jerry de La Cruz, John Davis, Jess DuBois, Dwayne Glapion, Jud Hart, Ted Moore, Andrienne Norris, Bill Potts, David Stevens, Floyd Tunson, Jerry Vigil, and Irving Watts. Ranging from painting and photography to sculpture, the work will offer veterans an opportunity to reflect on their experiences and share their current creative outlet.
Meet members of the cast and crew. Light Refreshments Served.
By Robert Schenkkan, Directed by Anthony Powell
All the Way, vividly portrays the controversial steps taken by ambitious figures of the 1960s – President LBJ and Martin Luther King, Jr. – to pass the Civil Rights Act.
Jan 29 - Feb 28, 2016
The Stage Theatre
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Speer and Arapahoe, Denver 80204
All the Way vividly portrays the controversial steps taken by ambitious figures of the 1960s to pass the Civil Rights Act. Set in the pivotal year after JFK’s assassination, President Lyndon Baines Johnson hurls himself at the cause fronted by Martin Luther King, Jr., determined to rebuild the country into The Great Society that promised equality for all. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The 12, The Kentucky Cycle), All the Way bowled over Broadway last year garnering the 2014 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Play.
National humanities and Chautauqua scholar Becky Stone will portray Rosa Parks teaching how one woman, in 1955, through determination and will, refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, starting the Civil Rights Movement.
The Freedom to Choose tells the story of author Mary Ellen and her spouse, interpolated with the narratives of couples interviewed across the states. It offers a rare look into the lives of all mentioned couples, revealing insights and rationales as to why some people choose their mates outside their race--a portrait of motive, intent and personal choice. One of Winter of Reading's Bookish Programs.
Plaza is a meeting place where international migrants from all over the world connect with information, make new friends, and enjoy new experiences, building Denver's global community.
Improve your computer and English skills, practice for the citizenship test, get help building a resume, bring the kids for arts and crafts, etc. What do you need to work on? We may be able to help!