Previews of "Seminar," "Gospel at Colonus," and "For Our Freedom, And Yours"



There are a number of unique openings on the horizon.

This week Memphis Playwright Levi Frazier opened For Our Freedom, And Yours. Frazier's play is a biographical sketch of Ira Aldridge, the 19th-Century African American actor who became something of a sensation on the European stage. Aldridge would eventually use his fame to help foment the anti-slavery movement in Poland. For Our Freedom, And Yours is directed by Evelyn Little, and stars the always excellent Delvyn Brown as Aldridge. 

For Our Freedom and Yours opened Wednesday night at Southwest Community College's Union Avenue Campus Theatre. There are two additional performances. 

Seminar is a bracing and vicious comedy by Theresa Rebeck. It follows four aspiring young novelists who've signed up for private writing lessons with a celebrated literary figure played by Michael Detroit.

Seminar opens this weekend at Circuit Playhouse. 

Playhouse on the Square's production of the Pulitzer Prize nominated Gospel at Colonus doesn't open till June 19, but it's never too early to share a preview of this unique Oedipus redux by the relentlessly experimental Mabu Mines founder, Lee Breuer.


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