THEATRE MORGAN PRESENTS
AN EVENING OF ONE-ACTS:
BY LEROI JONES / IMANU AMIRI BARAKA
THE LAST REVOLUTIONARY
BY LEVY LEE SIMON
Directed by Phillip Royston Burgess
In Amiri Baraka's Dutchman, nationalism is illuminated in an undeniable proclamation to what it means to
identify oneself as an African American during the Civil Rights Movement and
how that stills rings true today.
Dutchman is an emotionally-charged and highly-symbolic version of the
Adam and Eve story, wherein a naive, young, middle-class Black man is seduced by an
insane and calculating White temptress. Their meeting, flirtation, intellectual discourse and sexual "dance" lead to a struggle for life and death. The emotionally-taut, verbal
fencing between Clay and Lula spirals
irrevocably to the symbolic act of violence that will apparently repeat itself
over and over again. Dutchman was the winner of 1964 Obie Award for
Best American Play.
CONTENT ADVISORY: This play contains mature themes and adult language. The content may not be suitable for young children.
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In Levy Lee Simon's The Last Revolutionary, Mac Perkins, who is a "revolutionary," is plotting to put a stop anti-Obama sentiment from the far right and racist groups when an "ex-revolutionary" friend, Jack Armstrong, shows up--after more than ten years--and challenges Mac about his use of 1970's tactics in today's world. They hash out political ideas and ideology as Jack tries to convince Mac that is methods are archaic and and old fashioned.
The story is poignant, funny, very relevant, and shows an intimate look into the lives of two friends who challenge each other about their philosophies of living in today's world as a Black man. But, as the dramatic and humorous interchange evolves between these two old
friends--whose lives have taken very different paths--secrets are exposed
about both men that lead to a life and death
Please call the MFAC ticket office at 443-885-4440 to reserve group seating for groups of 15 or more. Group ticket rate will apply. Note: these performances may not be suitable for young children or adolescents.