Back by Popular Demand! A Special Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Event
American Place Theatre
Adapted for the stage from Richard Wright's landmark autobiography, this poignant coming-of-age story traces the African-American author's many boyhood struggles--from growing up poor and being abandoned by his father to facing "Jim Crow" prejudice in early 20th-century America. Through his love of literature and his own personal writings, Wright finds the power to rise above these challenges and make his mark on the world. Part of American Place Theatre's acclaimed Literature to Life series, this moving one-man production features acclaimed actor Charles Holt, from Broadway's The Lion King, portraying 20 different characters from ages 4 to 28. Black Boy returns to the Kennedy Center in commemoration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.