ATLANTA: True Colors Theatre Company has announced its 2018-19 season, titled “Moments Make The Movement.”
The season will open with Nina Simone: Four Women (Sept. 25-Oct. 21), by Christina Ham, a play with music about R&B singer Nina Simone’s transition from singer to activist following the 1963 bombing of Birmingham’s Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.
Next up will be the return of The First Noel (Dec. 4-23), by Lelund Durond Thompson and Jason Michael Webb, which follows three generations of a Harlem family as they search for Christmas joy years after the loss of a loved one. The family-friendly musical includes traditional holiday songs in jazz, gospel, and pop renditions. Jamil Jude will direct.
The season will continue with Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew (Feb. 2-March 10, 2019), about a makeshift family of autoworkers at a struggling Detroit auto plant during the Recession. Jude will direct.
Next will be East Hot Texas Links (July 16-Aug. 11, 2019), by Eugene Lee, about a group of men in 1955 who gather at Charletta’s Top o’ the Hill Café almost every evening for comfort and companionship as the Klan becomes more active in East Texas. Lee will direct.
True Colors Theatre Company, founded in 2002, focuses on African-American plays and reinterpreting classic and new works through a Black lens.
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