School-Time Performances

  • WP Presents!
    Literature to Life Stage Presentation of
    If Beale Street Could Talk

    Mar 04, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Literature to Life Stage Presentation
    Based on the Novel If Beale Street Could Talk
    by James Baldwin,
    ã 1974
    Adapted and Directed by Elise Thoron
    Performed by Channie Waites

    James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk is a story of abiding love in the face of injustice. Young lovers, Tish and Fonny, discover they are going to have a baby after Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Racing against time and injustice, their families come together to bring Fonny home before the baby is born. This story of one family's fight for justice in a society where institutional discrimination has the power to destroy lives will resonate with audiences from all walks of life.

    This fifty-minute solo performance is told through Tish's point of view as well as Fonny's. The whole story describes the strength and courage of the Rivers family and how they stuck together until the end. The tone of the story is both sad and sweet. The content is very explicit with mature scenes.

    Admission: $8.00

    Literature to Life


     

  • WP Presents!
    Virginia Repertory Theatre’s
    Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

    Mar 11, 2020 @ 10:30 AM
    Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

    Virginia Repertory Theatre’s
    Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

    Book and Lyrics by Douglas Jones
    Music by Ron Barnett

    This stirring drama with music shares in the joys, sorrows, and challenges Harriet Tubman faced while courageously freeing herself and hundreds of others from the bonds of slavery. As Harriet and her friend, Sarah Bradford, narrate her adventurous life, we get a closer look at this brave woman whose determination changed the world.

    Admission:  $8.00

    Virginia Repertory Theatre