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Day of Absence The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries) Canceled

When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through March 22 2020

UPDATE Friday, March 13: this event has been canceled. Refunds available at point of purchase.


Congo Square Theater Company presents a revival of Douglas Turner Ward's one-act satire and "reverse minstrel show" (the white characters are often performed by Black actors in whiteface), which led to the creation of the highly influential Negro Ensemble Company in New York. When all the Black workers in a southern town disappear, the white residents are in an uproar. Anthony Irons directs.

Price: $35, $25 students and seniors

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